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sponsor

noun

  1. (benefactor)  someone who supports or champions something
    Synonyms: patron, supporter. Type of: benefactor
  2. (advocate)  an advocate who presents a person (as for an award, degree, introduction, or so on)
    Synonyms: presenter. Type of: advocate

verb

  1. (assume sponsorship of)  to assume sponsorship of
    Synonyms: patronise [British spelling], patronize [American/Canadian spelling]. Type of: support
  2. (assume responsibility, leadership)  to assume responsibility for or leadership of
    Type of: support
  3. (shop at)  to do one's shopping at; to do business with; to be a customer or client of
    Synonyms: buy at, frequent, patronise [British spelling], patronize [American/Canadian spelling],...

Etymology summary

Late Latin sponsor "sponsor in baptism", in Latin "a surety, guarantee", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

sponsor | godparent [synonym, sense-specific] | guarantor [synonym, sense-specific]

a person or group that provides funds for an activity, especially a ... | a person who donates money to a charity when the person requesting the ... (26 of 546 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sponsor

Oxford Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsored

a person or organization that pays for or contributes to the costs involved in staging a sporting or artistic event in return for advertising | a ... (25 of 349 words, 13 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sponsor

Merriam-Webster:

sponsor [entry 1, noun] | backer [synonym, sense-specific] | guarantor [synonym, sense-specific] | patron [synonym, sense-specific] | surety [synonym, sense-specific] | chaperone [similar, sense-specific] | advocate [similar, sense-specific] | champion [similar, sense-specific] | supporter [similar, sense-specific] | ...

one who presents a candidate for baptism or confirmation and undertakes responsibility for the person's religious education or spiritual welfare | one ... (21 of 185 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sponsor

sponsor [entry 2, verb] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle]

to be or stand sponsor for (6 of 59 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sponsor show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sponsor [transitive] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle] | sponsors [3rd-person singular present]

to pay for or give money to an event, a television or radio programme, a ... | to organize and support an event or activity | if an elected official ... (28 of 175 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sponsor

sponsor [countable, noun] | sponsors [plural]

a person or business that pays money to support an event, a television or ... | a country, organization, or group that organizes and supports an ... (25 of 173 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsorial [adjective, related] | sponsorship [noun, related]

a person or agency that undertakes certain responsibilities in connection ... | a godfather or godmother; person who answers for a child, as at ... (23 of 129 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sponsor

American Heritage Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle] | sponsors [3rd-person singular present] | sponsorial [adjective, related] | sponsorship [noun, related]

One who assumes responsibility for another person or a group during a period of instruction, apprenticeship, or probation. | One who vouches for the ... (23 of 124 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sponsor

Wikipedia:

Sponsor [disambiguation] | sponsorship

may refer to: Sponsor (commercial), supporter of an event, activity, or person | Sponsor (legislative), a person who introduces a bill | "Sponsor" (song), a song by Teairra MarĂ­ | Child sponsorship, form of charitable giving | Sponsor of ship naming... (37 of 106 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sponsor

Random House Dictionary:

sponsor

a person who vouches or is responsible for a person or thing. | a person, firm, organization, etc., that finances and buys the time to broadcast a ... (26 of 96 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sponsor

Cambridge Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsorship [noun, derived]

to support a person, organization or activity by giving money, encouragement or other help (14 of 82 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sponsor

Wiktionary:

sponsor | sponsors [plural] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle] | patron [synonym, sense-specific] | underwriter [synonym, sense-specific]

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... (41 of 80 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sponsor

Encarta Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsors [plural] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle]

somebody who becomes responsible for somebody else, especially during education, apprenticeship, or probation | a person or a business that pays for ... (21 of 251 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

sponsor

First use: 1650s

Origin: Late Latin sponsor "sponsor in baptism", in Latin "a surety, guarantee", from sponsus, past participle of spondere "give ... (19 of 55 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sponsor

New World Dictionary:

sponsor

Origin: Latin, surety from spondere, to promise solemnly from Indo-European base *spend-, to bring a libation, vow derives Greek ... (18 of 23 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sponsor

American Heritage Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle] | sponsors [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Late Latin spōnsor, sponsor in baptism, from Latin, surety, from spōnsus, past participle of spondēre, to pledge; see spend- in Indo-European roots.

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Oxford Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsored

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: (as a noun): from Latin, from spondere "promise solemnly". The verb dates from the late 19th century

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sponsor

Wiktionary:

sponsor | sponsors [plural] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle]

Origin: Latin sponsor ("a surety", in Late Latin "a sponsor in baptism"), from sponsus, past participle of spondeō

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sponsor

Collins Dictionary:

sponsor

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin, from spondēre to promise solemnly

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sponsor

Merriam-Webster:

sponsor [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1651

Origin: Late Latin, from Latin, guarantor, surety, from spondēre to promise

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sponsor

Encarta Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsors [plural] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: late Latin, "baptismal sponsor" from Latin spons-, past participle of spondere "pledge"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sponsor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sponsor"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sponsor"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

sponsor [countable, noun] | sponsors [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sponsor"

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sponsor [transitive] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle] | sponsors [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sponsor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/sponsor

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sponsor [transitive] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle] | sponsors [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sponsor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sponsor

sponsor [countable, noun] | sponsors [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sponsor"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

sponsor

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "sponsor"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "sponsor"

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the Free Dictionary:

sponsor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sponsor"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sponsor"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sponsor" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

sponsor | sponsors [plural] | sponsored [past tense] | sponsoring [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "sponsor"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sponsor

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sponsor"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sponso​02 word=sponsor

YourDictionary Audio:

sponsor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sponsor" by speech synthesizer

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