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patronize

verb
     
Related topics: Business, Daily Life
pat‧ron‧ize [transitive]
1 to talk to someone in a way which seems friendly but shows that you think they are not as intelligent or do not know as much as you:
Don't patronize me!
The program focuses on kids' interests without patronizing them.
2 formalDB to use or visit a shop, restaurant etc
3 to support or give money to an organization or activity

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