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- v. To make a patron
- v. To treat as inferior unduly, talk down to, treat condescendingly.
- v. To make oneself a regular customer of a business.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. assume sponsorship of
- v. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
- v. treat condescendingly
- v. be a regular customer or client of
From the Latin pater meaning "father", with the -ise suffix used to create the verb form. (Wiktionary)