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    patronage - Dictionary definition and meaning for word patronage

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