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Condescend vs. Patronize

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Condescendverb

(intransitive) To come down from one's superior position; to deign (to do something).

Patronizeverb

(transitive) To act as a patron of; to defend, protect, or support.

Condescendverb

(intransitive) To treat (someone) as though inferior; to be patronizing (toward someone); to talk down (to someone).

Patronizeverb

(transitive) To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer.

Condescendverb

To treat (someone) as though inferior; to be patronizing toward (someone); to talk down to (someone).

Patronizeverb

(transitive) To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to, to treat condescendingly.

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Condescendverb

To consent, agree.

Patronizeverb

To blame, to reproach.

Condescendverb

To come down.

Patronizeverb

To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.

‘The idea has been patronized by two States only.’;

Condescendverb

To stoop or descend; to let one's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of rank or dignity; to accommodate one's self to an inferior.

‘Can they think me so broken, so debasedWith corporal servitude, that my mind everWill condescend to such absurd commands?’; ‘Spain's mighty monarch,In gracious clemency, does condescend,On these conditions, to become your friend.’; ‘Those who thought they were honoring me by condescending to address a few words to me.’;

Patronizeverb

To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer.

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Condescendverb

To consent.

‘All parties willingly condescended heruento.’;

Patronizeverb

To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; - used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.

Condescendverb

behave in a patronizing and condescending manner

Patronizeverb

assume sponsorship of

Condescendverb

do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

Patronizeverb

do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

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Condescendverb

debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way;

‘I won't stoop to reading other people's mail’;

Patronizeverb

treat condescendingly

Condescendverb

treat condescendingly

Patronizeverb

be a regular customer or client of;

‘We patronize this store’; ‘Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could’;

Patronizeverb

treat in a way that is apparently kind or helpful but that betrays a feeling of superiority

‘she was determined not to be put down or patronized’;

Patronizeverb

frequent (a shop, restaurant, or other establishment) as a customer

‘restaurants and bars regularly patronized by the stars were often crowded with paparazzi’;

Patronizeverb

give financial or other support to (a person, organization, or cause)

‘she patronizes worthy causes’;

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