To give someone the appearance that you're speaking to them kindly, when you're actually insulting & belittling them.
"I got you a mask to wear so nobody can see your ugly face." (Guy #1)

"Man, don't patronize me!" (Guy #2)

"I was only trying to help you so you don't embarrass yourself or scare anyone." (Guy #1)

"Muthafucka, stop patronizing me!" (Guy #2)

"My bad. I'm sorry I keep bringing up how ugly you are. It's not your fault you look like that." (Guy #1)

"Man, fuck you!" (Guy #2)
by JustMeJoeKing October 31, 2018
Patronize is talking to people as if they are stupid. (like i am doing right now)
do i really need an example? i dont think so. fngh
by Pokemonfreak1231 November 24, 2004
To treat someone as inferior as a result of some sort of help they accepted from you and to feel you have right to teach, control, or check on them. Clearly not a noble behavior.
A:When will Teresa's parents stop patronize her, checking up on her every breath all the time?...
B:Probably never! You know..people like them will feel like that with their children forever..
by cooltrixie June 20, 2016
Patronize: pah-tro-nhyze
-verb (used with object), -ized, -izing.

1. to give a friend or person of interest a shot of or drink containing Patron Tequila to get them f*cked up! in a good way =D
Used in a sentence: "Yeah I 'PATRONIZED' that b*tch and her friends, then we danced all night long...Next thing you know she throws up on my good shirt...Didn't know she had the alcohol tolerance of a 5 year old."
by Teddy-Pain April 20, 2010
Getting extremely drunk by taking shots of vodka or rum, followed by shots of Patron.
A: Gurl, did you see how drunk Stella got last night?
B: Yea, I heard she took seven shots and then patronized.

A: OoO. Patronizing gets you fucked up! Amen to those who patronize.
by Chipothead July 25, 2011
Something you have to do to women so they feel validated.
Females can't have conversations like men.

They don't want honesty, they don't want their world view challenged.
Girl: "How do I look?"
Guy: "You look... great!"
Girl: "Don't patronize me!"
Guy: "Fine ok, that dress is stupid, the frills are gonna drag on the ground. You're gonna be cold later and ask for my coat."
Girl: "Really!? You know what!? FUCK YOU!! You're such an asshole!"
by Phantom649 June 4, 2019
To speak to someone with apparent kindness, but with hidden sarcasm, or a hidden insult.
"Your SO good with everything, Abby, " said Trisha. That is patronizing.
by Hemera 🌺 January 8, 2015