Patronized
Patronize Pa"tron*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patronized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patronizing}.] 1. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid. [1913 Webster]

The idea has been patronized by two States only. --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

2. To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer. [Commercial Cant] [1913 Webster]

3. To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; -- used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals. [1913 Webster]


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