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patronize -- as in: Don't patronize me.
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  • My dears, you imagined, I believe, that you were about to patronize this young gentleman, like some poor protege picked up somewhere, and taken under your magnificent protection.

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  • I’m annoyed by her patronizing tone — as though she knows more about my situation than I do.
  • He looked at me as if I was patronizing him.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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