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Meaning & Definition of Patronage in English

English

Patronage

/pætrənɪʤ/

noun

1. The act of providing approval and support

  • "His vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
    synonym:
  • backing
  • ,
  • backup
  • ,
  • championship
  • ,
  • patronage

2. Customers collectively

  • "They have an upper class clientele"
    synonym:
  • clientele
  • ,
  • patronage
  • ,
  • business

3. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

    synonym:
  • condescension
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • patronage

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

    synonym:
  • patronage

5. The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

  • "Even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
    synonym:
  • trade
  • ,
  • patronage

verb

1. Support by being a patron of

    synonym:
  • patronage

2. Be a regular customer or client of

  • "We patronize this store"
  • "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
    synonym:
  • patronize
  • ,
  • patronise
  • ,
  • patronage
  • ,
  • support
  • ,
  • keep going

Examples of using

We really thank you for your patronage.