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sponsor

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noun spon·sor \ˈspän(t)-sər\

Definition of sponsor

  1. 1 :  one who presents a candidate for baptism or confirmation and undertakes responsibility for the person's religious education or spiritual welfare

  2. 2 :  one who assumes responsibility for some other person or thing

  3. 3 :  a person or an organization that pays for or plans and carries out a project or activity; especially :  one that pays the cost of a radio or television program usually in return for advertising time during its course

sponsorial

play \spän-ˈsȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

sponsorship

play \ˈspän(t)-sər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of sponsor in a Sentence

  1. Our company is a sponsor of the race.

  2. I have over 50 sponsors for next week's race.

  3. Her sponsors include a major sneaker company.

  4. He agreed to be my sponsor so that I could join the club.

  5. The senator is a sponsor of the proposed bill.

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Origin and Etymology of sponsor

Late Latin, from Latin, guarantor, surety, from spondēre to promise — more at spouse

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sponsor

verb spon·sor

Definition of sponsor

sponsored

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sponsoring

play \ˈspän(t)s-(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to be or stand sponsor for

Examples of sponsor in a Sentence

  1. The radio station sponsored the concert.

  2. The tournament is sponsored by local businesses.

  3. Will you sponsor me for the charity race?

  4. He sponsored me at my confirmation.

  5. She sponsored the new tax bill.

First Known Use of sponsor

1869


SPONSOR Defined for English Language Learners

sponsor

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noun

Definition of sponsor for English Language Learners

  • : a person or organization that pays the cost of an activity or event (such as a radio or television program, sports event, concert, etc.) in return for the right to advertise during the activity or event

  • : a person or organization that gives someone money for participating in a charity event (such as a walk or race)

  • : an organization that gives money to an athlete for training, clothes, equipment, etc., in return for the right to use the athlete for advertising

sponsor

verb

Definition of sponsor for English Language Learners

  • : to be a sponsor for (something or someone)


SPONSOR Defined for Kids

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sponsor

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noun spon·sor \ˈspän-sər\

Definition of sponsor for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who takes the responsibility for some other person or thing

  2. 2 :  a person who represents someone being baptized and takes responsibility for his or her spiritual development :  godparent

  3. 3 :  a person or an organization that pays for or plans and carries out a project or activity

  4. 4 :  a person who gives money to someone participating in an event for charity

  5. 5 :  a person or an organization that pays the cost of a radio or television program

sponsorship

\-ˌship\ noun

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sponsor

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verb spon·sor

Definition of sponsor for Students

sponsored

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sponsoring

  1. :  to act as sponsor for


Law Dictionary

sponsor

noun spon·sor

Legal Definition of sponsor

  1. 1 :  a legislator who introduces and supports a legislative proposal (as a bill or amendment)

  2. 2 :  a person who assumes responsibility for some other person (as an immigrant) or thing

  3. 3a :  one that securitizes assets b :  one that promotes, advocates, or favors a business venture (as investment in a security or limited partnership)

sponsor

verb

sponsorship

noun


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