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sponsor

spon·sor

sponsor

 
 
pronunciation:
span sr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who takes responsibility for someone or something.
The sponsor for the school field trip counted the students on the bus.
similar words:
patron
definition 2: a business or a person who pays the cost of a radio or television program in exchange for showing commercials during the program.
Coke and Pepsi are sponsors for many television programs.
definition 3: a person who presents someone for baptism or confirmation; godparent.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sponsored, sponsoring, sponsors
definition: to serve as a sponsor for.
The local pizza restaurant sponsored the little league baseball team.
similar words:
patronize, start
derivations: sponsorial (adj.), sponsorship (n.)