patronise
British variant of patronize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • patronise — (v.) British English spelling of PATRONIZE (Cf. patronize) (q.v.); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • patronise — (Brit.) v. be arrogant, behave in a condescending manner; serve as a sponsor, serve as a benefactor; be a regular customer at a store or other business (also patronize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patronise — verb /ˈpætrənaɪz,ˈpeɪtrənaɪz/ a) To make a patron b) To treat as inferior unduly, talk down to, treat condescendingly …   Wiktionary

  • patronise — pa|tron|ise [ peıtrənaız ] a British spelling of patronize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • patronise — UK [ˈpætrənaɪz] / US [ˈpeɪtrənaɪz] patronize …   English dictionary

  • patronise — /ˈpætrənaɪz / (say patruhnuyz), /ˈpeɪtrənaɪz/ (say paytruhnuyz) verb (t) (patronised, patronising) 1. to favour (a shop, restaurant, etc.) with one s patronage; to trade with. 2. to treat in a condescending way: * Don t patronize me! she said… …   Australian English dictionary

  • patronise — / pætrənaɪz/, patronize verb to be a regular customer ● I stopped patronising that restaurant when their prices went up …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • patronise — verb 1. assume sponsorship of • Syn: ↑sponsor, ↑patronize • Derivationally related forms: ↑patron, ↑patron (for: ↑patronize), ↑sponsor ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • patronised — patronise (Brit.) v. be arrogant, behave in a condescending manner; serve as a sponsor, serve as a benefactor; be a regular customer at a store or other business (also patronize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patronises — patronise (Brit.) v. be arrogant, behave in a condescending manner; serve as a sponsor, serve as a benefactor; be a regular customer at a store or other business (also patronize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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