how to pronounce patronage


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patronage is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of patronage in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that's five times as many patronage jobs …”

meanings of patronage


  1. Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
  2. The act of providing approval and support; backing; championship.
  3. Customers collectively; clientele; business. Hyponym: ridership.
  4. The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.
  5. Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
  6. A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient; condescension; disdain.
  7. The right of nomination to political office.


  1. To support by being a patron of.
  2. To be a regular customer or client of; to patronize.

patronage frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word patronage occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics patronage can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that patronage can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to patronage


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