Apologist vs Patron - What's the difference?

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Apologist is a related term of patron.


As nouns the difference between apologist and patron

is that apologist is one who makes an apology while patron is owner, boss.

apologist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who makes an apology.
  • One who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a cause, or an institution.
  • Synonyms

    * (one who makes an apology) apologizer, apologiser

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    patron

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who protects or supports; a defender.
  • * Shakespeare
  • patron of my life and liberty
  • * Spenser
  • the patron of true holiness
  • A regular customer, as of a certain store or restaurant.
  • This car park is for patrons only.
  • A property owner who hires a contractor for construction works.
  • An influential, wealthy person who supported an artist, craftsman, a scholar or a noble.
  • (historical, Roman antiquity) A master who had freed his slave but still retained some paternal rights over him.
  • An advocate or pleader.
  • * Macaulay
  • Let him who works the client wrong / Beware the patron' s ire.
  • (UK, ecclestiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
  • (nautical) A padrone.
  • Derived terms

    * patronage * patroness * patronize, patronise *patron saint

    See also

    * sponsor

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favour.
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)

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