Related formspa·tron·iz·a·ble, adjectivepa·tron·i·za·tion, nounpa·tron·iz·er, nounre·pa·tron·ize, verb (used with object),re·pa·tron·ized,re·pa·tron·iz·ing.trans·pa·tron·ize, verb (used with object),trans·pa·tron·ized,trans·pa·tron·iz·ing.un·pa·tron·iz·a·ble, adjectivewell-pa·tron·ized, adjective
chiefly British English spelling of patronize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize.
1580s, "to act as a patron towards," from patron + -ize, or from Old French patroniser. Meaning "treat in a condescending way" is first attested 1797; sense of "give regular business to" is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing.