Our company is a sponsor of the race.
I have over 50 sponsors for next week's race.
Her sponsors include a major sneaker company.
He agreed to be my sponsor so that I could join the club.
The senator is a sponsor of the proposed bill. Verb
The radio station sponsored the concert.
The tournament is sponsored by local businesses.
Will you sponsor me for the charity race?
He sponsored me at my confirmation.
She sponsored the new tax bill. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
It is claimed that he is suspected of advancing the interests of Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism.—Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News, 19 Nov. 2023 Other sponsors include Lexus, who surprised one lucky fan with VIP treatment with a private ride in a luxury Lexus vehicle to the one-of-a-kind performance.—Paul Grein, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2023 The joint statement did, however, result in one of the event’s sponsors, Zibby Media, withdrawing its support ahead of the event because of concerns that the statement could be antisemitic and anti-Israel, The Associated Press reported.—Emi Tuyetnhi Tran, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 There were costs: many of the attack’s high-level sponsors in the Pakistan army and in the leadership of the anti-Indian militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was responsible for the violence, escaped retribution.—Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Affairs, 16 Nov. 2023 Event sponsors included Connect the Docs, Ashcraft Investment Company, Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. and the Ecke family.—U-T Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2023 In 2022, the championship game had been relegated to a noon start time, outside of CBS Sports’ primetime window, until one of the NWSL’s sponsors upped its media investment prompting the network to shift the game to the more desirable 8 p.m.—Paolo Confino, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2023 Kovacs had been an executive vice president of client partnerships for NBCUniversal, and has been involved in a a variety of recent efforts for advertises and sponsors.—Brian Steinberg, Variety, 8 Nov. 2023 The Headway initiative is funded through grants from the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors serving as a fiscal sponsor.—Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2023
Fittingly enough, the tour is sponsored by AARP — the long-running U.S. interest group focusing on issues affecting people over the age of 50.—Jem Aswad, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 The Foreign Pollution Fee Act, sponsored by Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, could well have been written by the Sierra Club and AFL-CIO.—The Editorial Board, WSJ, 19 Nov. 2023 The hotline is sponsored by FreeConferenceCall.com, which launched it back in 2009 as a way to promote its services.—Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 19 Nov. 2023 The calculus is, of course, further complicated when the terrorist is sponsored by a state or states.—Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Affairs, 16 Nov. 2023 The foundation is now sponsoring a third initiative for the 2024 ballot.—Laurel Rosenhall, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Despite a plethora of snacks and drinks and college basketball blaring on the big screen, supporters of both the five-eighths-cent and three-eighths-cent sales and use tax proposals sponsored by Go Forward Pine Bluff had no victory to celebrate Tuesday night in their election night headquarters.—I.c. Murrell, arkansasonline.com, 15 Nov. 2023 For The San Diego Union-Tribune) Holiday Makers Fair: A Makers Arcade Holiday Fair is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2-3 at Broadway Pier, sponsored by the Port of San Diego.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 The real estate agent, 42, hosted a Friendsgiving dinner last weekend, sponsored by 21 Seeds Tequila, and invited many of her Selling Sunset castmates alongside more friends.—Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 See More
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Late Latin, from Latin, guarantor, surety, from spondēre to promise — more at spouse