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.
* patronise (Commonwealth)
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.
* (talk down to) condescend
to invest with dignity or honour
to give distinction to
to exalt in rank
- Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.