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patronize

[pey-truh-nahyz, pa‐] [ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪz, ˈpæ‐]
verb
  • to treat in a condescending or superior manner
  • "And, what's more, now that he spends so much time in the company of starving artistic nymphets, he has taken to patronizing me on the subjects of food and figure."