French translation of 'patronize'
1. (= be condescending towards) [person] traiter de haut
She felt patronized by her tutors. Elle avait le sentiment que ses professeurs la traitaient de haut.
Don’t patronize me! Ne prends pas ce ton supérieur !
2. [shop, restaurant] être (un(e)) client(e) de ⧫ être un(e) habitué(e) de
3. (= support financially) [artist] être le mécène de
to be patronized by sb bénéficier du mécénat de qn
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Example Sentences Including 'patronize'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
So please don't patronize me with talk about how powerful Lieutenant Luke Henry is.FALLOUT (2002)
He suggested I check the place over and I told him not to patronize me.BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
All that was left was for her to try to patronize the younger woman, whom, of course, neither of us had ever met.THE CALLIGRAPHER (2002)
Trends of 'patronize'
Used Occasionally. patronize is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
'patronize' in Other Languages
British English: patronize VERB
If someone patronizes you, they speak or behave towards you in a way which seems friendly, but which shows that they think they are superior to you in some way.
Don't you patronize me!
- American English: patronize
- Brazilian Portuguese: tratar com ar de superioridade
- Chinese: 屈尊对待
- European Spanish: tratar con condescendencia
- French: traiter avec condescendance
- German: herablassend behandeln
- Italian: trattare con condiscendenza
- Japanese: >見下した態度を取る人を
- Korean: 깔보는 태도로 대하다
- European Portuguese: tratar com ar de superioridade
- Spanish: tratar con condescendencia
Translation of patronize from the Collins English to French Dictionary