Synonyms for patronage
ˈpeɪ trə nɪdʒ, ˈpæ-pa·tron·age
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backing, backup, championship, patronagenoun
the act of providing approval and support
"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
fill-in, financial backing, relief, funding, financial support, backup, accompaniment, disdain, support, backup man, reliever, title, musical accompaniment, backing, condescension, trade, championship, mount, computer backup, business, stand-in, clientele, substitute
clientele, patronage, businessnoun
"they have an upper class clientele"
business concern, business sector, backing, clientele, backup, business organization, line of work, business enterprise, condescension, job, business organisation, byplay, stage business, commercial enterprise, line, trade, championship, disdain, occupation, business, concern
condescension, disdain, patronagenoun
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
"even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
support by being a patron of
patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep goingverb
be a regular customer or client of
"We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
digest, abide, buy at, tolerate, tide over, support, shop at, plunk for, hold up, endure, frequent, bridge over, back, stick out, fend for, patronise, run on, back up, keep going, put up, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, affirm, shop, subscribe, brook, indorse, suffer, stand, sustain, patronize, underpin, condescend, substantiate, hold, plump for, sponsor, bear
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Obama said. Obama even joked at one point that his administration may have been able to achieve more if it were legal to offer patronage, noting a this-for-that strategy was essential in passing some of America’s most historic legislation. See the Fox News 2016 battleground prediction map and make your own election projections. See Predictions Map Yeah, because then it was transactional, then it was ‘I’d like this, I need that,’ and one of the things that’s changed from the [Lyndon] Johnson era obviously is I don’t have a postmaster job. Shoot, not just Johnson’s age — [Abraham] Lincoln’s age. Good-government reforms have hamstrung an administration, which I think is for the most part for the best. Obama did not spend much time speaking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign. But he traced the billionaire's political rise back to Sarah Palin’s selection as Sen. John McCain’s presidential running mate in 2008.
The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress -- these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
The KPA (Korean People's Army) is undergoing actual modernization. Kim Jong Un is cutting through some of the fiefdoms and patronage networks that had grown too powerful.
A mix of populist appeal and strongman threats, sweetened with a dollop of political patronage.
Translations for patronage
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- πελατεία, πατρονάρισμαGreek
- kannattaminen, holhoaminen, asiakkaat, tukeminen, alentuvuus, asiakaskuntaFinnish
- clientèle, clientélisme, soutienFrench
- pártfogás, vevőkör, patronázsHungarian
- patronato, mecenatoPortuguese
- bảo trợVietnamese
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