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patron

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of patron

  1. 1 a person who buys a product or uses a service from a business <a restaurant patron> Synonyms account, client, guest, customer, punter [chiefly British]Related Words consumer, end user, user; buyer, correspondent, purchaser, vendee; browser, prospect, shopper, window-shopper; bargainer, haggler; regularNear Antonyms broker, merchant, seller, vendor (also vender); shopkeeper, tradesman; black marketer (or black marketeer), fence

  2. 2 a person who takes the responsibility for some other person or thing <the wealthy philanthropist is one of the city's most generous patrons of its symphony orchestra> Synonyms backer, guarantor, sponsor, suretyRelated Words chaperone (or chaperon); advocate, champion, supporter; angel, benefactor, underwriter; coach, mentor, teacher; cosponsor; cosignatory, cosigner

  3. 3 one that helps another with gifts or money <the patron for the museum's current blockbuster is the city's biggest banking institution> Synonyms angel, donator, donor, fairy godmother, Maecenas, benefactor, sugar daddyRelated Words benefactress, patroness; almoner, almsgiver, philanthropist; altruist, bestower, contributor, giver; helper, subscriber, supporter; guardian angel, protector, savior (or saviour)Near Antonyms beneficiary, donee, giftee, recipient




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