Definitions for sponsorˈspɒn sər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who vouches for, is responsible for, or supports a person or thing.
a person, firm, organization, etc., that supports the cost of a radio or television program by buying time for advertising or promotion during the broadcast.
a person or group that provides or pledges money for an undertaking or event:
the corporate sponsors of a race.
a person who makes a pledge or promise on behalf of another.
a person who answers for an infant at baptism, making the required professions and assuming responsibility for the child's religious upbringing; godparent.
(v.t.)to act as sponsor for.
Origin of sponsor:
1645–55; < L spōnsor guarantor =spond(ēre) to pledge +-tor -tor
patron, sponsor, supporter(noun)
someone who supports or champions something
an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
sponsor, patronize, patronise(verb)
assume sponsorship of
assume responsibility for or leadership of
"The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"
patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor(verb)
do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to pay for sth, usually receiving advertising in return
The company sponsored the race.; a sponsor of the radio station's arts programming
A person or organisation with some sort of responsibility for another person or organisation, especially where the responsibility has a religious, legal, or financial aspect.
One that pays all or part of the cost of an event, a publication, or a media program, usually in exchange for advertising time.
And now a word from our sponsor.
A senior member of a twelve step or similar program assigned to a guide a new initiate and form a partnership with him
My narcotics anonymous sponsor became my best friend when I finally was able to do something about my meth problem.
To be a sponsor for.
Origin: From sponsor, from sponsus, past participle of spondeo
one who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; a surety
one who at the baptism of an infant professore the christian faith in its name, and guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother
To sponsor something is to support an event, activity, person, or organization financially or through the provision of products or services. A sponsor is the individual or group that provides the support, similar to a benefactor.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Military member or civilian employee with dependents.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sponsor' in Nouns Frequency: #2698
Rank popularity for the word 'sponsor' in Verbs Frequency: #819
Translations for sponsor
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to take on the financial responsibility for (a person, project etc), often as a form of advertising or for charity
The firm sponsors several golf tournaments.
- يَتَبَنّى ، يَرْعىArabic
- patrocinarPortuguese (BR)
- sponsorere; støtteDanish
- حمايت مالي كردنFarsi
- נוֹתֵן חַסוּתHebrew
- प्रायोजित करनाHindi
- sponzorirati, uzeti pokroviteljstvo nadčimCroatian
- bakhjarl; fjármagnariIcelandic
- sponsorizzare, patrocinareItalian
- remti finansiškaiLithuanian
- sponsorēt;  atbalstītLatvian
- sponse, støtteNorwegian
- popierać finansowoPolish
- a patronaRomanian
- finanse etmek, sponsorluk yapmakTurkish
- 發起，主辦Chinese (Trad.)
- підтримувати, субсидуватиUkrainian
- کفیل بنناUrdu
- đỡ đầu, bảo trợVietnamese
- 发起，主办Chinese (Simp.)
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