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〔 ˋpetrәnIdʒ,ˋpæt- 〕


〔 ˊpætrәnidʒ 〕

Overview of noun patronage

The noun patronage has 5 senses

  • backing, backup, championship, patronage -- (the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives")

  • clientele, patronage, business -- (customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele")

  • condescension, disdain, patronage -- (a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient)

  • patronage -- ((politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support)

  • trade, patronage -- (the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage")

Overview of verb patronage

The verb patronage has 2 senses

  • patronage -- (support by being a patron of)

  • patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going -- (be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could")