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Abagnale was born in New York City in 1948. When he was 16, his parents divorced and he began living

Abagnale was born in New York City in 1948. When he was 16, his parents divorced and he began living with his father. Shortly afterward, Abagnale’s father got a preview of his son’s future life. Abagnale, Sr. gave his son a truck and a credit card to use for buying gas. In no time, Abagnale, Jr. learned that he could impress girls if he seemed to have a lot of money. He soon began patronizing local gas stations and using his credit card to scam them out of money. When his father learned about what was happening, he was disheartened by his son’s behavior. Abagnale, Jr. was apologetic, but said he couldn’thimself. “It’s the girls, Dad,” he said. “They do funny things to me. I can’t explain it.” What is the definition of “patronizing” in the passage above? A acting offensively superior to B using the services of C providing money for D stealing credit cards from

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