the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers
"even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
"they have an upper class clientele"
the act of providing approval and support
"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
be a regular customer or client of
"We patronize this store"
"Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
- keep going
support by being a patron of