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  1. patronize

    • IPA[ˈpātrəˌnīz]

    美式

    • v.
      treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority;frequent (a store, theater, restaurant, or other establishment) as a customer
    • verb: patronize, 3rd person present: patronizes, gerund or present participle: patronizing, past tense: patronized, past participle: patronized

    • 釋義
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority:

      she was determined not to be put down or patronized

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

      restaurants remaining open in the evening were well patronized

    • 3. give encouragement and financial support to (a person, especially an artist, or a cause):

      local churches and voluntary organizations were patronized by the family

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    • IPA[ˈpatrənʌɪz]

    英式

    • v.
      treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority:
    • she was determined not to be put down or patronized

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