verb (used with object)
Origin of sponsor
Synonyms for sponsor
Related Words for sponsorbenefactor, patron, advocate, promoter, backer, underwriter, supporter, subsidize, finance, back, fund, bankroll, guarantee, mainstay, angel, guarantor, surety, sustainer, godparent, stake
Examples from the Web for sponsor
Contemporary Examples of sponsor
Delta was a sponsor of the HRC dinner here in Atlanta and I went and met her there.
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And he has been involved in the Mind and Life Institute, the sponsor of the ISCS conference, from its inception.What If Meditation Isn’t Good for You?
November 1, 2014
As a moderator was keen to point out, his name remains on the bill as a sponsor.Watch a Republican Try to Duck the Abortion Ban He Cosponsored
October 16, 2014
Historical Examples of sponsor
No sponsor ever gave the new arrival a mug or a silver spoon.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
Once this task has been performed, we will sponsor your entry into present day society.Gun for Hire
Dallas McCord Reynolds
But you have to post bond for your sponsor, too—five thousand credits.
And in order to take the exams you have to find a sponsor who's already in the guild.
You forget I am your sponsor, and,” she added gently, “I am more than that.The White Mice
Richard Harding Davis
- 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
- 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
Word Origin for sponsor
1650s, from Late Latin sponsor "sponsor in baptism," in Latin "a surety, guarantee," from sponsus, past participle of spondere "give assurance, promise solemnly" (see spondee). Sense of "person who pays for a radio (or, after 1947, TV) program" is first recorded 1931. The verb is attested from 1884, "to favor or support;" commercial broadcasting sense is from 1931.