verb (used with object)
Origin of sponsor
Examples from the Web for sponsored
Just this year we sponsored the Reaching Out MBA Conference and in that conference I introduced my fiancé to everybody.
The summit is sponsored by Credit Suisse, the Ford Foundation, and the Investigation Discovery Network.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two polls, one sponsored by USA Today, the other by Public Policy Polling, showed no gender gap in Kentucky.
Instead, Booker took softballs during a cocktail event, sponsored by Bank of America.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mitchell has close ties with Sen. Jerry Tillman, the lawmaker who sponsored the bill.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The contest had been sponsored by—of all outfits—a big food chain, Trans-Columbia.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Ang balaudun gipangamahan ni Briyúnis, The bill was sponsored by Briones.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
These were sponsored by Andrew Carnegie, and dealt with geology, astronomy, archeology and similar scientific topics.Edison's Conquest of Mars|Garrett Putnam Serviss
These resolutions were introduced and sponsored by Charles Fenton Mercer, a slaveholder.
From its founding the British Association sponsored systematic observation at various places.The Introduction of Self-Registering Meteorological Instruments|Robert P. Multhauf
British Dictionary definitions for sponsored (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sponsored (2 of 2)
- 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
Word Origin and History for sponsored
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.