patronage


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Synonyms for patronage

Synonyms for patronage

aid or support given by a patron

the commercial transactions of customers with a supplier

customers or patrons collectively

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the political appointments or jobs that are at the disposal of those in power

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Synonyms for patronage

the act of providing approval and support

customers collectively

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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

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support by being a patron of

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be a regular customer or client of

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I should have sacrificed my own comfort and not have gained their patronage in return.
But down here he acts the little god with his gentility, and his patronage, and his sham aesthetics, and every one--even your mother--is taken in.
Sladdery, the librarian, "or if you want to get this dwarf or giant into the houses of my high connexion, sir, or if you want to secure to this entertainment the patronage of my high connexion, sir, you must leave it, if you please, to me, for I have been accustomed to study the leaders of my high connexion, sir, and I may tell you without vanity that I can turn them round my finger"-- in which Mr.
They were anxious that he should enter society under the auspices of this lady, whose patronage was the best of recommendations for any young man.
Nicholas and Denisov were walking up and down, looking with kindly patronage at the dancers.
At the same time he feels his mastery, and is abjectly grateful to him in his own simple love of the good for his patronage of the unassuming virtues.
Clausen accompanied them to the elevator, all smiles, patronage, and beneficence, while the clerks turned their heads to follow Joe's retreating figure.
The Ox took under his patronage the next term of life, and therefore man in his middle age is fond of work, devoted to labor, and resolute to amass wealth and to husband his resources.
In recognition of this munificent patronage of the State's languishing industries, the Governor commissioned him a colonel.
Ascending another step on the social ladder, she took her stand on the platform of patronage, and charitably looked down on me as an object of pity.
The days of the later Stuarts and the first of the Georges were the great days of patronage.
Invoking everlasting destruction on the frequently-blackened eyes of Crouch, he threatened instant withdrawal of his patronage and support unless the polite pugilist hit, then and there, as hard as he could.
Suffice it to say, that I believe the applications for loans, gifts, and offices of profit that I have been requested to forward to the originals of the BROTHERS CHEERYBLE (with whom I never interchanged any communication in my life) would have exhausted the combined patronage of all the Lord Chancellors since the accession of the House of Brunswick, and would have broken the Rest of the Bank of England.
I am not to give up my right to your protection and patronage, because you have commended my book: for though I acknowledge so many obligations to you, I do not add this to the number; in which friendship, I am convinced, hath so little share: since that can neither biass your judgment, nor pervert your integrity.
In the principles of religion and morality, Miss Sedley will be found worthy of an establishment which has been honoured by the presence of THE GREAT LEXICOGRAPHER, and the patronage of the admirable Mrs.