Translation of patronize in Spanish:


tratar con condescendencia, v.

Pronunciation /ˈpatrənʌɪz//ˈpætrəˌnaɪz//ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (condescend to)
    tratar con condescendencia
    • The vast majority won't and it's more than patronising to assume they aren't worthy of democracy.
    • Is my sympathy condescending and patronizing?
    • Apparently 72% of people have found letters from some organisations so patronising, insulting, confusing and full of jargon that they have cut all ties with them.
    • It was, in some cases, patronizing to the point of contempt.
    • Ellis is a decent man in many ways, but he has a loftiness, an aloofness, that supporters and players find patronising.
    • Removing responsibility from victims is not a kindness; it is patronizing and perpetuates the problem.
    • This paternalistic idea is patronising to many hardworking families who make a myriad of complicated choices every day.
    • That kind of helpful ‘input’ is a tad patronizing.
    • She listened to their complaints and she offered some criticism of her own but she was never patronizing or condescending.
    • My voice was patronizing, and Ben turned and glared at me.
    • Other times a high level of support is intrusive and patronising.
    • They are patronizing and condescending to their clients (not to mention deceptive).
    • You will see here how condescending, arrogant, and patronizing these people can be.
    • These last shots betray a sentimentality and patronizing attitude inherent in the film's setting.
    • They often display snobbish, disdainful or patronizing attitudes.
    • All are born aristocrats, and their bearing is dignified, even though at times it is also a tiny bit arrogant and patronizing.
    • Many housing executives view people from a very paternalistic and patronizing attitude.
    • In the past financial institutions may have taken a patronising attitude towards women.
    • Despite the superior and patronizing tone of his voice, there was a deep concern.
    • And, of course, avoid anyone who is patronizing or condescending.
  • 2

    • 2.1formal (frequent)

      (shop/hotel) ser cliente de
      (cinema/theater) frecuentar
      • People who do not travel into cities to work are much less likely to patronize restaurants, theatres and shops.
      • In the ad, a father tries to explain to his son why no customers patronize the family restaurant, which mainly sells pork meat-ball soup.
      • Some customers patronize the store every two or three months; some of the very top spenders come in three to five times a week.
      • Do locals not have rights to patronize establishments in their own country?
      • In some urban shopping centres cinemas are another excuse for patronising the local shops.
      • They run the neighborhood restaurants, bicycle stores, and flower shops you patronize.
      • Consumers can help, too, by patronising their local shops and shunning the multiples.
      • He said two types of consumers patronize dollar stores.
      • There you will be able to patronise the verandah café, enjoy the gardens, and visit the mini vineyard.
      • Bar owners and restaurant owners are complaining of a decrease in revenue, as people are staying home and not patronising the establishments.
      • Expensive restaurants are patronized at supper time by a new breed of business executives who combine dining with professional interaction.
      • Sponsorships like these keep the store's name firmly in the minds of local bowhunters and motivate them to patronize the store.
      • Man, if I lived in San Francisco, I'd be patronizing his shop daily.
      • This is a great time to patronize your local shops, too, they'll be liquidating as well.
      • Nobody is forcing shoppers to patronize grocery stores that offer discount cards.
      • In the past many visitors have patronized my shop and this is usually quite profitable.
      • ‘Such food festivals are popular because those who regularly patronize the restaurant, appreciate a change in the menu,’ he added.
      • If employees don't patronize the stores, then it's difficult to see how they can expect customers to do so.
      • Only the most determined and wealthy supermarket-haters will continue to patronise the small shops that are trying to make a go of it again.
      • I like to patronise local restaurants as well as ones that are exotic and new.

    • 2.2(sponsor)

      • Is it really the type of organization you should be patronizing?
      • Members create, finance and patronize the cooperative.
      • Those who did not go this far might nevertheless insure their souls and those of their family by founding or patronizing a religious community.
      • The organisers thank all who patronised the function and also everyone who donated prizes for the raffle.
      • The emperor, his family and his officials patronized poets, philosophers and painters.
      • The organisers wish to thank all who patronised the event.
      • Religion was similarly important, as he patronized Lutheran pastors and sponsored Lutheran children in this confessionally-mixed city.
      • She promoted courtly love and patronized important poets of the day.
      • He was patronized by the Pisani family and he was the official portrait painter to the Venetian academy.
      • While artists working in cities had their own studios, provincial painters were usually itinerants and sometimes lived with the families who patronized them.
      • They also proved quite cultured, patronising art and architecture and encouraging literary pursuits.
      • Opposite this building was the Alexandra Tea Room, at 18 Rissik Street, which Gandhi used to patronise and support financially, and where he promoted vegetarianism.
      • He promoted and patronised the artists in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood hoping they might provide a new and noble British Art.