Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) backing, backup, championship, patronage (the act of providing approval and support) "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
- S: (n) clientele, patronage, business (customers collectively) "they have an upper class clientele"
- S: (n) condescension, disdain, patronage (a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient)
- S: (n) patronage ((politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support)
- S: (n) trade, patronage (the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers) "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
- S: (v) patronage (support by being a patron of)
- S: (v) patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going (be a regular customer or client of) "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
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- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (v) foster, nurture (help develop, help grow) "nurture his talents"
- S: (v) encourage (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)
- S: (v) inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt (heighten or intensify) "These paintings exalt the imagination"
- S: (v) stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of) "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
- S: (v) arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)) "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
- S: (v) make, create (make or cause to be or to become) "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
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