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Synonyms for patronage
ˈpeɪ trə nɪdʒ, ˈpæ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backing, backup, championship, patronage(noun)

    the act of providing approval and support

    "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. clientele, patronage, business(noun)

    customers collectively

    "they have an upper class clientele"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. condescension, disdain, patronage(noun)

    a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

    Synonyms:
    trade, clientele, condescension, business, backup, backing, superciliousness, scorn, condescendingness, contempt, disdainfulness, championship, disdain, despite

  4. patronage(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    trade, condescension, business, backing, clientele, backup, championship, disdain

  5. trade, patronage(verb)

    the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

    "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"

    Synonyms:
    condescension, business deal, backup, deal, swop, trade wind, trade, business, backing, barter, clientele, craft, championship, disdain, swap

  6. patronage(verb)

    support by being a patron of

    Synonyms:
    keep going, patronize, patronise, support

  7. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going(verb)

    be a regular customer or client of

    "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

    Synonyms:
    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. patronage(n.)

    Synonyms:
    favor, countenance, support, assistance, influence, friendship, aid

  2. patronage(n.)

    Synonyms:
    custom, good-will (of an established place of business)

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How to use patronage in a sentence?

  1. Michael Madden:

    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.

  2. Michael Madden:

    Kim Jong Un has been very good actually about promoting people that didn’t have the traditional patronage ties.

  3. Lee Jung-hoon:

    The Chinese are very pragmatic, they weigh the cost of keeping North Korea within their patronage. Apparently so far China seems to think the benefit outweighs the cost.

  4. Sebastian Strangio:

    A mix of populist appeal and strongman threats, sweetened with a dollop of political patronage.

  5. Manjusha Kulkarni:

    Businesses and restaurateurs have seen a steep decline in their patronage, we only have one case of the coronavirus here in LA.

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