the act of providing approval and support;
"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
"they have an upper class clientele"
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
be a regular customer or client of;
"We patronize this store"
"Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
- I am sorry to say that my patronage ends with this.
- The theatre is under the patronage of the art council.
- We respectfully solicit your continuous patronage.
- Customer patronage, however, can be facilitated if there are similar stores in the same locale.