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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Patronize \Pa"tron*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patronized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Patronizing.]
1. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to
favor; to aid.
The idea has been patronized by two States only.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having patronage or clients; "street full of flourishing
well-patronized shops" [syn: patronized, patronised]
[ant: patronless, unpatronised, unpatronized]
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