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  Words related to patronage

Related / Similar Words: trade, backing, backup, championship, condescension, disdain, clientele, business, patronize, patronise, support, keep going

 

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

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    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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