Pronunciation of Patron
/pˈe͡ɪtɹən/, /pˈeɪtɹən/, /p_ˈeɪ_t_ɹ_ə_n/
Synonyms for patron:
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
donor, Donator, Good Samaritan, savior, alms-giver, provider, Aider, guarantor, helper, sponsor, protector, samaritan, benefactor, grantor, patroness, philanthropist, contributor, friend in need, mentor.
person who does business at establishment (noun)
person who supports a cause (noun)
Usage examples for patron:
- Ayachaka means literally 'not a beggar, ' and when a bard has once been made ayachaka he cannot accept gifts from any person other than his own patron. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- Iskender reported to his patron that the man was a mere creature of Elias. - "The Valley of the Kings", Marmaduke Pickthall.
- The attendants cannot keep him silent, he tells them that he is my friend; he makes some claim to being my patron. - "London's Underworld", Thomas Holmes.