Felt she was being patronized by her supervisor.
An example of patronize is going to a specific café every morning.
An example of patronize is when someone speaks slowly to an older person who can hear perfectly well.
An example of patronize is when a wealthy person funds the work of an artist.
Donors who patronize the orchestra.
We patronize the local diner.
Origin of patronize
- Old English patron (reborrowed from Latin patronus, derived from Latin pater (“father")) +"Ž -ize (“(verb ending)").