1. [ verb ] (business) assume sponsorship of
Synonyms: sponsor patronise
Related terms: support support cosponsor patron
2. [ verb ] treat condescendingly
Synonyms: patronise condescend
Related terms: interact stoop_to condescension
3. [ verb ] do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
Synonyms: shop_at shop frequent sponsor patronise buy_at
Related terms: boycott support patron shopper
4. [ verb ] be a regular customer or client of
Synonyms: support keep_going patronise patronage

"We patronize this store" "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

Related terms: foster run_on patron patron
Similar spelling:   patronized