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This word may also be spelled "patronise."
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to talk down to)
a. tratar con condescendencia
Don't patronize me. I'm not stupid, and I know what I'm talking about.No me trates con condescendencia. No soy tonto y sé de lo que hablo.
The teacher advised his assistant to not patronize his students.El profesor aconsejó a su asistente que no tratara con condescendencia a sus estudiantes.
2. (to frequent)
a. frecuentar
The cafe is patronized by bohemian artists and writers.El café es frecuentado por artistas y escritores bohemios.
b. ser cliente de
Many rich and famous people patronized D'Andres fine suit shop.Muchos ricos y famosos eran clientes de la tienda de trajes finos D'Andres.
3. (to support)
a. patrocinar
The young composer was fortunate to get members of the nobility to patronize his work.El joven compositor tuvo la fortuna de lograr que miembros de la nobleza patrocinaran su trabajo.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (artist)
a. patrocinar
2. (shop, restaurant)
a. frecuentar
3. (treat condescendingly)
a. tratar con condescendencia or paternalismo
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patronize [ˈpætrənaɪz]
transitive verb
1 (treat condescendingly) tratar con condescendencia
2 (be customer of) [+shop] ser cliente de; comprar en; [+hotel, cinema] frecuentar; [+services] usar; utilizar
the shop is well patronized la tienda tiene mucha clientela; la tienda está muy acreditada
3 (support) [+enterprise] patrocinar; apoyar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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