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(noun, verb)


There are 7 meanings of the word Patronage.

Patronage - as a noun

The act of providing approval and support

Example: "His vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Customers collectively

Example: "They have an upper class clientele"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

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

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
social control
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

Example: "Even before noon there was a considerable patronage"

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Patronage - as a verb

Support by being a patron of

Be a regular customer or client of

Example: "We patronize this store"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
keep goingpatronise11patronize20support11

Example Sentences

"The local theater was struggling until it received the generous patronage of a wealthy donor."
"The artist was grateful for the patronage of a prominent art collector, who supported and promoted their work."
"The small bookstore relies on the loyal patronage of its regular customers to stay in business."
"The museum's exhibition wouldn't have been possible without the financial patronage of several corporations."
"Many universities rely on government patronage to fund their research programs."
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Word Game Points

Is PATRONAGE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, patronage is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

PATRONAGE has a SCRABBLE points total of 12.

Is PATRONAGE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, patronage is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
PATRONAGE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is PATRONAGE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, patronage is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
PATRONAGE has a WORDFEUD points total of 14.

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