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to patronize [patronized|patronized] {verb}

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But the state's role cannot be - as in George Orwell's book " 1984 ' - to patronize its citizens and to protect them by laying down what they can and cannot do.
De staat heeft niet de taak de burger - zoals in " 1984 " van George Orwell - te betuttelen en hem voor te schrijven wat hij moet doen.

Synonyms (English) for "patron":

patron

Context sentences for "to patronize" in Dutch

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EnglishPrinces patronize the game, not because they love the game, but because it was a means of ingratiating themselves to the British rulers.
Prinsen sponsoren de sport, niet omdat ze van de sport houden, maar omdat het een manier was om goed over te komen bij de Britse bezetter.