She patronized him and then was offended that he didn't think it
was a favor.
She patronized many charitable foundations.
Thousands of customers in Detroit have patronized this store.
They patronized 'Tommy's' store for olive oil, penny candies, and sundries.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] PATRONIZE NP2[patient]
He patronized her continually and submitted her, as I have found,
to continual petty criticisms.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3