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talk down to

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be a customer or client of

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Synonyms for patronize

to act as a patron to

to treat in a superciliously indulgent manner

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assume sponsorship of

do one's shopping at

treat condescendingly

be a regular customer or client of

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In the wake of Africa's protestations against colonialism, therefore, the Africanists who staffed the departments of African Studies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere became strategic patronisers of African nationalism, often with the self- or post-colonial atonement as an undeclared benefit (Allpress, Kingdom, & Licata, 2010).
The restaurant is packed with customers during dining hours and Emirati patronisers and other nationalities easily outnumber the Indian clientele here.
These days, watching appalled as Indian English gets wierder and wierder - gifts have become giftings, patrons have become patronisers, magnanimous is seen as interchangeable with magnificent, you don't bare your heart anymore, you bare out your heart, you never dance to a song, oh no, you dance on a song as though a song were the floor or a table - my comfort books also include books like Eats Shoots And Leaves and Bryson's Dictionary For Writers And Editors and even my old school Wren And Martin.
Because the professional patronisers who run British TV are sat in the gutter refusing to look up at the stars.