Antonyms of verb patronize

1 of 4 senses of patronize

Sense 2
patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor -- (do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of)
       Antonym of boycott (Sense 1)
      => boycott -- (refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb patronize

4 senses of patronize

Sense 1
sponsor, patronize, patronise -- (assume sponsorship of)
       => support -- (support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college")

Sense 2
patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor -- (do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of)
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 3
patronize, patronise, condescend -- (treat condescendingly)
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Sense 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")
       => foster, nurture -- (help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents")

Antonyms of adj patronizing

1 sense of patronizing

Sense 1
arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising -- ((used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension)

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)

Similarity of adj patronizing

1 sense of patronizing

Sense 1
arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising -- ((used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension)
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler")

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