"patronise" in the verb sense
1. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor
do one's shopping at do business with be a customer or client of
2. sponsor, patronize, patronise
assume sponsorship of
3. patronize, patronise, condescend
4. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going
be a regular customer or client of
"We patronize this store"
"Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
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