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patron

pa·tron

patron

 
 
pronunciation:
peI trn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a regular customer of a shop, restaurant, or some other business.
synonyms:
customer
similar words:
client
definition 2: a person who gives money or other support to an artist, a group, or a cause.
As a patron of stray animals, he is giving a large sum of money for the new animal shelter.
synonyms:
friend, sponsor, supporter
similar words:
advocate, connection, contributor, donor, guardian
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The word patron contains the following part:
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater