(?), 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.
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The idea has been patronized by two States only.
A. Hamilton.
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2. To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer. [Commercial Cant]
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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.
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