Definition Of patronise


frequent (a store, theater, restaurant, or other establishment) as a customer.

restaurants remaining open in the evening were well patronized

treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority.

“She's a good-hearted girl,” he said in a patronizing voice

Example Of patronise

  • And, of course, avoid anyone who is patronizing or condescending.

  • ‘I'm your worst nightmare, love’ I said as patronizingly as possible.

  • ‘Such food festivals are popular because those who regularly patronize the restaurant, appreciate a change in the menu,’ he added.

  • Bar owners and restaurant owners are complaining of a decrease in revenue, as people are staying home and not patronising the establishments.

  • Consumers can help, too, by patronising their local shops and shunning the multiples.

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