verb (used with object), pa·tron·ized, pa·tron·iz·ing.
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Young British officers were either cool or, much worse, patronising.Love Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Halifax has also the credit of bestowing office upon Newton and patronising Congreve.English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century|Leslie Stephen
He begs me not to get flurried—sooner than deprive me of the pleasure of patronising him, he will give me change—he does.
"Put the things down, my dear," said Mrs. McMahon, in a calm and patronising voice.Chance in Chains|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The whole Clay household had risen up against me patronising a local dentist.Some Everyday Folk and Dawn|Miles Franklin