Synonyms of patronage


1. backing, backup, championship, patronage, blessing, approval, approving

usage: the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

2. clientele, patronage, business, people

usage: customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"

3. condescension, disdain, patronage, disparagement, depreciation, derogation

usage: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

4. patronage, social control

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

5. trade, patronage, business

usage: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"


1. patronage, sustain, keep, maintain

usage: support by being a patron of

2. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going, foster, nurture

usage: be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

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