patronize

US [ˈpeɪtrənaɪz]
UK [ˈpætrənaɪz]
  • v.屈尊俯就地对待;摆出高人一等的派头;经常光顾;赞助
  • Web惠顾;保护;庇护
Simple Present:patronizes  Present Participle:patronizing  Past Tense:patronized  
patronize
v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sb)
屈尊俯就地对待;摆出高人一等的派头to treat sb in a way that seems friendly, but which shows that you think that they are not very intelligent, experienced, etc.
Some television programmes tend to patronize children.
有些电视节目往往以大人的观点对待儿童。
2.
[t]
~ sth
经常光顾to be a regular customer of a shop/store, restaurant, etc.
The club is patronized by students and locals alike.
学生和当地居民都经常去那家俱乐部。
3.
[t]
~ sb/sth
赞助;资助to help a particular person, organization or activity by giving them money
She patronizes many contemporary British artists.
她赞助许多英国当代艺术家。

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