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patronize
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Definition
treat in a manner that demonstrates a sense of superiority, but is supposed to seem kind

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the actions of a patron (to support someone or something; or to be a customer)
  • ...bred a smith under his father; but, being ingenious, and encouraged in learning (as all my brothers were) by an Esquire Palmer, then the principal gentleman in that parish, he qualified himself for the business of scrivener; became a considerable man in the county; was a chief mover of all public-spirited undertakings for the county or town of Northampton, and his own village, of which many instances were related of him; and much taken notice of and patronized by the then Lord Halifax.

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