Definition of 'patronize'
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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)
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Translations for 'patronize'
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
Definition of patronize from the Collins English Dictionary
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