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  Definition of patronage
  1. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
  2. (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
  3. the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
  4. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  5. customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"
  6. be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
  7. support by being a patron of
Similar Words: trade, backing, backup, championship, condescension, disdain, clientele, business, patronize, patronise, support, keep going

 

Hyponyms: custom, nomenklatura

 

Grouped Verbs: run on, keep going

 

Derivational Morphology: patronize, patronise, support, keep going, back up, second, back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, condescend, patron, sponsor, supporter, trade, clientele, business, frequenter

 

 
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