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English noun: patron

1. patron (person) a regular customer


Broader (hypernym)client, customer

Narrower (hyponym)fixture, habitue, operagoer, regular

2. patron (person) the proprietor of an inn

Broader (hypernym)owner, proprietor

Narrower (hyponym)boniface, host, innkeeper

Domain regionFrance, French Republic

3. patron (person) someone who supports or champions something

Synonymssponsor, supporter

Broader (hypernym)benefactor, helper

Narrower (hyponym)angel, backer, godfather, godparent, guarantor, patroness, patronne, pillar of strength, surety, tower of strength, warranter, warrantor

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