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 radio or television program so as to advertise a product, a political party, etc.
a person who makes a pledge or promise on behalf of another.
Christianity. a person who promises to mentor a youth or new convert preparing for confirmation or initiation, or who answers for an infant at baptism.
to act as sponsor for; promise, vouch, or answer for.
- spon·so·ri·al [spon-sawr-ee-uhl], /spɒnˈsɔr i əl/, adjective
- spon·sor·ship, noun
- un·spon·sored, adjective
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How to use sponsor in a sentence
For example, Disrupt will feature more branded content sessions and presentations than in years past, and sponsors will be able to more easily track who attends those presentations, giving them a chance to gather leads.‘Layer of data and efficiency’: How TechCrunch took Disrupt virtual — and grew for its tenth anniversary | Max Willens | September 11, 2020 | Digiday
Instead of seeking out a small number of exclusive launch sponsors that would pay tens of millions of dollars, WarnerMedia is looking for a broad array of advertisers to run ads across HBO Max.WarnerMedia eyes spring debut for HBO Max’s ad-supported tier | Tim Peterson | September 10, 2020 | Digiday
Broadcast sponsor, Procter & Gamble, is co-producing and co-financing the show’s production, said Orefice.‘A blueprint for what is going to happen’: Time’s Time 100 franchise on track to double revenue in 2020 | Kayleigh Barber | September 3, 2020 | Digiday
Financial institutions like Citibank and DBS Bank and insurance providers like State Farm and American Family Insurance have been sponsors for this series.‘A blueprint for what is going to happen’: Time’s Time 100 franchise on track to double revenue in 2020 | Kayleigh Barber | September 3, 2020 | Digiday
The proposal’s sponsors say beefed-up training, daily check-ins and weekly visits would lead to greater patient safety.Confirmed Nursing Home Complaints Plummet During Pandemic | Jared Whitlock | August 25, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Delta was a sponsor of the HRC dinner here in Atlanta and I went and met her there.How A Company’s Support of Gay Employees Helped One of Them To Come Out | | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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Cruz is a co-sponsor of the bill, along with libertarian-minded Sen. Mike Lee.
And he has been involved in the Mind and Life Institute, the sponsor of the ISCS conference, from its inception.
But despite so distinguished a sponsor, the books remained generally unknown.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
The latter replied: “No; I won't do that, and I will stand sponsor for it yet once more.”The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
The failure to find a firm to stand sponsor for his book discouraged Whitman to the extent of planning to go West and pioneer.The Bibliography of Walt Whitman | Frank Shay
Part of that five minutes, too, was taken up by advertising matter from a sponsor.Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
At birth a sort of sponsor for the child was summoned, and he was given more authority than the parent.The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for sponsor
(a person or group that provides funds for an activity, esp)
a commercial organization that pays all or part of the cost of putting on a concert, sporting event, etc
a person who donates money to a charity when the person requesting the donation has performed a specified activity as part of an organized fund-raising effort
mainly US and Canadian a person or business firm that pays the costs of a radio or television programme in return for advertising time
a legislator who presents and supports a bill, motion, etc
Also called: godparent
an authorized witness who makes the required promises on behalf of a person to be baptized and thereafter assumes responsibility for his Christian upbringing
a person who presents a candidate for confirmation
mainly US a person who undertakes responsibility for the actions, statements, obligations, etc, of another, as during a period of apprenticeship; guarantor
(tr) to act as a sponsor for
- sponsorial (spɒnˈsɔːrɪəl), adjective
- sponsorship, noun
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