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English noun: patronage

1. patronage (act) the act of providing approval and support


SamplesHis vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives.


Synonymsbacking, backup, championship


Broader (hypernym)approval, approving, blessing

2. patronage (group) customers collectively


SamplesThey have an upper class clientele.


Synonymsbusiness, clientele


Broader (hypernym)people

3. patronage (communication) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient


Synonymscondescension, disdain


Broader (hypernym)depreciation, derogation, disparagement

4. patronage (act) (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support


Broader (hypernym)social control


Narrower (hyponym)nomenklatura


Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

5. patronage (act) the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers


SamplesEven before noon there was a considerable patronage.


Synonymstrade


Broader (hypernym)business


Narrower (hyponym)custom


English verb: patronage

1. patronage (consumption) support by being a patron of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep, maintain, sustain

2. patronage (communication) be a regular customer or client of


SamplesWe patronize this store.
Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could.


Synonymskeep going, patronise, patronize, support


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)foster, nurture


Verb groupkeep going, run on









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