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1. patronize

verb. ['ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz, ˈpætrəˌnaɪz'] assume sponsorship of.

Synonyms

  • sponsor
  • patronise
  • cosponsor

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • free
  • advance
  • infrequent

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Rhymes with Patronize

  • balkanize
  • canonize
  • carbonize
  • christianize
  • colonize
  • communize
  • harmonize
  • hellenize
  • homogenize
  • humanize
  • lionize
  • mechanize
  • misrecognize
  • patronize
  • unionize
  • urbanize
  • westernize
  • womanize

How do you pronounce patronize?

Pronounce patronize as ˈpætrəˌnaɪz.

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Sentences with patronize


1. Verb, base form
The more that people know about your business, the more likely they are to patronize it.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Students and adults alike patronize the city's various hip-hop clubs and lounges.

2. patronize

verb. ['ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz, ˈpætrəˌnaɪz'] do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of.

Synonyms

  • support
  • buy at
  • sponsor
  • back up
  • patronise
  • frequent
  • shop

Antonyms

  • uncommon
  • sell
  • discontinue
  • discourage

3. patronize

verb. ['ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz, ˈpætrəˌnaɪz'] treat condescendingly.

Synonyms

  • condescend
  • patronise
  • stoop to

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity

4. patronize

verb. ['ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz, ˈpætrəˌnaɪz'] be a regular customer or client of.

Synonyms

  • foster
  • run on
  • support
  • nurture
  • patronise
  • patronage

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
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