Synonyms for patronage

Synonyms for (noun) patronage

Synonyms: patronage, trade

Definition: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

Usage: even before noon there was a considerable patronage

Similar words: business

Definition: the volume of commercial activity

Usage: business is good today; show me where the business was today

Synonyms: patronage

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

Similar words: social control

Definition: control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

Synonyms: patronage, championship, backing, backup

Definition: the act of providing approval and support

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

Similar words: approval, approving, blessing

Definition: the formal act of approving

Usage: he gave the project his blessing; his decision merited the approval of any sensible person

Synonyms: patronage, disdain, condescension

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

Similar words: depreciation, derogation, disparagement

Definition: a communication that belittles somebody or something

Synonyms: clientele, business, patronage

Definition: customers collectively

Usage: they have an upper class clientele

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms for (verb) patronage

Synonyms: patronage, patronise, patronize, keep going, support

Definition: be a regular customer or client of

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

Similar words: foster, nurture

Definition: help develop, help grow

Usage: nurture his talents

Synonyms: patronage

Definition: support by being a patron of

Similar words: sustain, maintain, keep

Definition: supply with necessities and support

Usage: She alone sustained her family; The money will sustain our good cause; There's little to earn and many to keep

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