GRE Word List

PATRONIZE

support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott

The meaning of the word patronize is support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott.

Random words

WordMeaning
stymiethwart; present an obstacle; stump
annihilatedestroy
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clasphold firmly within arms
assuagemak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
forbearancepatience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
abominateloathe; hate
spatialrelating to space
contravenecontradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
teetotalismpractice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total