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Definition 1: the act of providing approval and support - [noun denoting act]

Samples where patronage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives

Synonyms for patronage in the sense of this definition

(patronage is a kind of ...) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

Definition 2: (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support - [noun denoting act]

(patronage is a kind of ...) control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

(... is a kind of patronage ) the system of patronage in communist countries; controlled by committees in the Communist Party

(patronage belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 3: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers - [noun denoting act]

Samples where patronage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • even before noon there was a considerable patronage

Synonyms for patronage in the sense of this definition

(patronage is a kind of ...) the volume of commercial activity

"business is good today" "show me where the business was today"

(... is a kind of patronage ) habitual patronage

"I have given this tailor my custom for many years"

Definition 4: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for patronage in the sense of this definition

(patronage is a kind of ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

Definition 5: customers collectively - [noun denoting group]

Samples where patronage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they have an upper class clientele

Synonyms for patronage in the sense of this definition

(patronage is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 6: be a regular customer or client of - [verb of communication]

Samples where patronage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We patronize this store
  • Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could

Synonyms for patronage in the sense of this definition

(patronage is a kind of ...) help develop, help grow

"nurture his talents"

(patronage has a similar meaning as ...) continue uninterrupted

"The disease will run on unchecked" "The party kept going until 4 A.M."

Definition 7: support by being a patron of - [verb of consumption]

(patronage is a kind of ...) supply with necessities and support

"She alone sustained her family" "The money will sustain our good cause" "There's little to earn and many to keep"

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