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patronize
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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

or:

the actions of a patron (to support someone or something; or to be a customer)
  • "Don't you patronize me, Dan," my grandmother said.
    p. 254.3

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