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[ patronage as a verb? ]

patronage as a verb? RJFJR 19:55, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Cited. I'm not sure that the verb is standard, though. Also, while I made a point of adding cites that appear to be using it as a true verb, I found that passive-voice patronaged was much more common than any other form, which makes me suspect that in most uses it might be the noun patronage plus the derivational suffix -ed (compare bearded, which is a sometimes verb form meaning “confronted”, but is more often an adjective meaning “having a beard”). —RuakhTALK 00:12, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Looks good to me. DAVilla 05:50, 10 May 2010 (UTC)


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