Focus on the pronunciation of patronage
English definition of “patronage”
/ˈpætrənɪdʒ/, /ˈpeɪtrənɪdʒ/ noun [U]
› COMMERCE the business given to a shop, restaurant, hotel, etc. by its customers: Many wealthy Japanese have shifted their patronage to the new Western luxury hotels.
› support given to a public organization, especially by giving money: The company is famous for its arts patronage.
› disapproving a situation in which a person gives someone an important job or position in return for their support: They plan to abolish patronage and place the appointment of senior law officers in the hands of an independent appointments board.