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patronize
used in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)

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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)
  • There's nothing patronizing in his voice, and yet I can't help thinking he reminds me of a schoolteacher about to ease children into a lesson.
    Chapter 25 (33% in)

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