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sponsor

spon·sor

sponsor

 
pronunciation:
span sr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who assumes responsibility for someone or something.
similar words:
patron
definition 2: a business entity or a person who finances a radio or television program in exchange for advertising.
definition 3: a person who pledges something on behalf of another.
The charity ball attracted many sponsors.
similar words:
patron
definition 4: a person who presents someone for baptism or confirmation; godparent.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sponsored, sponsoring, sponsors
definition: to serve as a sponsor for; vouch for.
similar words:
patronize, start, underwrite
derivations: sponsorial (adj.), sponsorship (n.)