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What is another word for patronizing?

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Adjective
Apparently kind or helpful but betraying a feeling of superiority
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“We both occasionally experienced patronizing attitudes from staff.”
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Causing someone to lose their dignity and the respect of others
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Noun
The act or fact of having a condescending tone or manner
“We come to realize that their relationship is based upon his patronizing of her and her acceptance of being patronized.”
Verb
Exploiting someone for one's personal gain
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Present participle for to do trade with, or be a customer, at an establishment
“If employees don't patronize the stores, then it's difficult to see how they can expect customers to do so.”
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Present participle for to visit an establishment regularly, typically as a customer
“She didn't strike him as the type to patronize the local bar.”
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Present participle for to publicly support, advocate or recommend
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“Again the recurrent question: How best to patronize the arts?”
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Present participle for to financially support or sponsor
“The Ensemble has its own Society (Verein), founded in order to finance and patronize the various activities.”
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Present participle for to treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority
“Don't you dare patronize me with your Wall Street talk!”
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Present participle for to champion or endorse a cause
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Present participle for to keep alive or provide sustenance for
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Present participle for to try to win the friendship or favor of (someone)
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Present participle for to buy or procure by payment
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Present participle for to condescend or do despite a perceived affront to one's dignity
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Present participle for to attend, or be present at a given place or location
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Present participle for to foster the growth or development of
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Present participle for to sign up for a service or publication, sometimes for a fee
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Present participle for to commit someone or something to one's care
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(of a newspaper or periodical) Present participle for to be a subscriber to
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