well patronized

patronize

[pey-truh-nahyz, pa]
verb (used with object), patronized, patronizing.
1.
to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular patronage; trade with.
2.
to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward: a professor who patronizes his students.
3.
to act as a patron toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support.
Also, especially British, patronise.


Origin:
1580–90; patron + -ize

patronizable, adjective
patronization, noun
patronizer, noun
repatronize, verb (used with object), repatronized, repatronizing.
transpatronize, verb (used with object), transpatronized, transpatronizing.
unpatronizable, adjective
well-patronized, adjective
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patronize or patronise (ˈpætrəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to behave or treat in a condescending way
2.  (tr) to act as a patron or patroness by sponsoring or bringing trade to
 
patronise or patronise
 
vb
 
'patronizer or patronise
 
n
 
'patroniser or patronise
 
n

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patronize
1580s, "to act as a patron towards," from patron (q.v.). Meaning "treat in a condescending way" is first attested 1797; sense of "give regular business to" is from 1801.
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