Word:

Patronize

Pa´tron`ize
v. t.1.To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.
[imp. & p. p. Patronized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Patronizing .]
2.To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer.
3.To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; - used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.
Verb1.patronize - assume sponsorship of
Synonyms: sponsor, patronise
2.patronize - do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
Antonyms:
boycott - refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
3.patronize - treat condescendingly
4.patronize - be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
aid, angel, assist, back, bankroll, boost, bridle, capitalize, condescend, contemn, contribute to, deal with, demean, disdain, do business with, encourage, finance, foster, frequent, fund, grubstake, have dealings with, have truck with, help, humiliate, pay for, promote, provide for, put down, refinance, scorn, set up, shop at, sponsor, stake, subscribe to, subsidize, support, take up, toss the head, trade at, trade with, traffic with, transact business with, treat, underwrite
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patrology
Patron
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Patronization
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patronized
Patronizer
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Patronless
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Patronomatology
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Patronus
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