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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)



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