patronization
noun see patronize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Patronization — Pa tron*i*za tion, n. The act of patronizing; patronage; support. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patronization — (Amer.) n. act of patronizing; patronage (also patronisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patronization — See patronize. * * * …   Universalium

  • patronization — noun patronizing behaviour or talk …   Wiktionary

  • patronization — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Aid or support given by a patron: aegis, auspice (often used in plural), backing, patronage, sponsorship. See HELP. 2. Superciliously indulgent treatment, especially of those considered inferior: condescendence,… …   English dictionary for students

  • patronization — pa·tron·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • patronization — ˌpā.trənə̇ˈzāshən also ˌpa. noun ( s) : the act of patronizing …   Useful english dictionary

  • condescension — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. patronization, deigning, haughtiness, disdain; see arrogance , patronage 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Superciliously indulgent treatment, especially of those considered inferior: condescendence, patronization. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • patronize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1589 1. to act as patron of ; provide aid or support for 2. to adopt an air of condescension toward ; treat haughtily or coolly 3. to be a frequent or regular customer or client of • patronization noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • George Whitefield — Church of England preacher and evangelist and a founder of Methodism Born December 16, 1714 (1714 12 16) (O.S …   Wikipedia

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