Meaning of paternalize in English:

paternalize

(also paternalise)

Pronunciation /pəˈtəːnəlʌɪz/ /pəˈtəːn(ə)lʌɪz/

verb

  • To treat in a paternalistic manner. Also without object: to behave in a paternalistic manner.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The North American Review. From paternal + -ize, after paternalism.