Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patronage

5 senses of patronage

Sense 1
backing, backup, championship, patronage -- (the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives")
       => blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")

Sense 2
clientele, patronage, business -- (customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 3
condescension, disdain, patronage -- (a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient)
       => disparagement, depreciation, derogation -- (a communication that belittles somebody or something)

Sense 4
patronage -- ((politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support)
       => social control -- (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Sense 5
trade, patronage -- (the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage")
       => business -- (the volume of commercial activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb patronage

2 senses of patronage

Sense 1
patronage -- (support by being a patron of)
       => sustain, keep, maintain -- (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")

Sense 2
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")
       => foster, nurture -- (help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents")

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