What is the verb for patronizing?

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  1. (transitive) To make a patron.
  2. (transitive) To act as a patron; to protect, defend, support.
  3. (transitive) To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly.
  4. (transitive) To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer.
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  6. Examples:
    1. “She was determined not to be put down or patronized.”
      “Members create, finance and patronize the cooperative.”
      “If employees don't patronize the stores, then it's difficult to see how they can expect customers to do so.”
  1. (transitive) To support by being a patron of.
  2. (transitive) To be a regular customer or client of; to patronize
  1. (obsolete) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favour.
  1. (obsolete) To support; to patronize.
  1. (British spelling) Alternative form of patronize
  2. Examples:
    1. “Ngculu's customers are mostly locals who patronise her spaza because of its close proximity and because it operates outside normal retail hours.”
      “I like to patronise local restaurants as well as ones that are exotic and new.”
      “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.”
  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of patronise
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  3. Examples:
    1. “But at every level, Clarke's proposal patronises these would-be undergraduates and sells them short.”
      “As she takes Pierre's statement, the policewoman patronises a pretty, young policeman.”
      “Most voters think Labour's pink Woman to Woman campaign bus patronises women, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday.”
  1. simple past tense and past participle of patrocinate
  1. simple past tense and past participle of patronage
  2. Examples:
    1. “Two locations of Jain worship in the Hoysala territory continued to be patronaged, Shravanabelagola and Kambadahalli.”
      “Mingdi continued the policy of his father who had patronaged Confucian learning.”
  1. simple past tense and past participle of patronise
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  3. Examples:
    1. “He promoted and patronised the artists in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood hoping they might provide a new and noble British Art.”
      “They are patronised mainly by the under-classes, including domestic servants, whose tithe is too meagre for congregational development.”
      “The organisers thank all who patronised the function and also everyone who donated prizes for the raffle.”
  1. simple past tense and past participle of patronize
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  3. Examples:
    1. “In the past many visitors have patronized my shop and this is usually quite profitable.”
      “He was patronized by the Pisani family and he was the official portrait painter to the Venetian academy.”
      “The emperor, his family and his officials patronized poets, philosophers and painters.”
  1. present participle of patronage
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