Patronize vs Dignify - What's the difference?

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Patronize is a related term of dignify.


As verbs the difference between patronize and dignify

is that patronize is to make a patron while dignify is to invest with dignity or honour.

patronize

English

Alternative forms

* patronise (Commonwealth)

Verb

(patroniz)
  • To make a patron.
  • To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly.
  • To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer.
  • Synonyms

    * (talk down to) condescend

    dignify

    English

    Verb

  • to invest with dignity or honour
  • to give distinction to
  • to exalt in rank
  • to honor.
  • Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.

    Synonyms

    * exalt * elevate * prefer * advance * honor * illustrate * adorn * ennoble