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อุปถัมภ์  oopL bpaL thamR (24.) 
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1.อุปถัมภ์oopL bpaL thamRto patronize; to help; to support
2.ผู้อุปถัมภ์phuuF oopL bpaL thamRsupporter; sponsor; giver; guardian; contributor

Royal Institute - 1982
อุปถัมภ์  /อุ-ปะ-ถำ; อุบ-ปะ-ถำ/ {Pali: อุปตฺถมฺภ; Sanskrit: อุปสฺตมฺภ}
[นาม] การค้ำจุน, การค้ำชู, การเลี้ยงดู.
[กริยา] ค้ำจุน, ค้ำชู, เลี้ยงดู.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiอุบ-ปะ-ถัม
IPAʔùp pà tʰǎm
Royal Thai General Systemuppatham

pronunciation note24. The pronunciation of this word illustrates reduplication, where a single written consonant serves as the final consonant of a syllable and is then pronounced again as the initial consonant of the following syllable.
1.   [noun, verb]
to patronize; to help; to support

examplesรัฐอุปถัมภ์ratH oopL bpaL thamRThe Welfare State
khwaamM samR phanM cheerngM oopL bpaL thamR
a support-based relationship
ลูกอุปถัมภ์luukF oopL bpaL thamRgodchild; foster child; adopted child
ระบบอุปถัมภ์raH bohpL oopL bpaL thamRpatronage system (politics)
พ่ออุปถัมภ์phaawF oopL bpaL thamR(male) sponsor; godfather
แม่อุปถัมภ์maaeF oopL bpaL thamR(female) supporter; godmother
2. ผู้อุปถัมภ์  phuuF oopL bpaL thamR  
supporter; sponsor; giver; guardian; contributor

classifierคน khohnM[numerical classifier for a person or occupation]
synonymsผู้ทำการเกื้อหนุนphuuF thamM gaanM geuuaF noonRperson providing assistance; benefactor
ผู้มีพระคุณphuuF meeM phraH khoonMbenefactor; patron; supporter; one's parents
ผู้อุดหนุนphuuF ootL noonRsupporter; benefactor; patron
ผู้อุปการะphuuF oopL bpaL gaaM raHbenefactor; sponsor; patron; supporter
หิตกรhitL dtaL gaawnMperson providing assistance (obs.); benefactor
อุปการิณีoopL bpaL gaaM riH neeM(female) supporter; benefactrix
อุปการีoopL bpaL gaaM reeM(male) supporter; benefactor

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