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patronize
(v)
PAT-rǝ-nize
Meaning

1. treat in a superior manner

1st Sample Sentence

1. Please don't patronize me: I am at least your equal in qualifications and experience.

2nd Meaning

2. be a customer of

2nd Sample Sentence

2. We no longer patronize that store, because we found that their service was declining.

Root

pater patris (father) (Latin)

Mnemonics

PATRO (father)+NIZE (nice). we get NICE SUPPORT from our FATHER

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