Definition of Sponsor

1. Noun. Someone who supports or champions something.

2. Verb. Assume sponsorship of. "Sam and Sue sponsor the movie "
Exact synonyms: Patronise, Patronize
Generic synonyms: Support
Specialized synonyms: Cosponsor
Derivative terms: Patron, Patron

3. Noun. An advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.).
Exact synonyms: Presenter
Generic synonyms: Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent
Derivative terms: Present

4. Verb. Assume responsibility for or leadership of. ; "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Support

5. Verb. Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of.
Exact synonyms: Buy At, Frequent, Patronise, Patronize, Shop, Shop At
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Support
Derivative terms: Frequent, Frequenter, Patron, Patron, Shop, Shopper, Shopper
Antonyms: Boycott, Boycott

Definition of Sponsor

1. n. One who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; a surety.

Definition of Sponsor

1. Noun. A person or organisation with some sort of responsibility for another person or organisation, especially where the responsibility has a religious, legal, or financial aspect. ¹

2. Noun. One that pays all or part of the cost of an event, a publication, or a media program, usually in exchange for advertising time. ¹

3. Noun. A senior member of a twelve step or similar program assigned to a guide a new initiate and form a partnership with him ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be a sponsor for. ¹

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Definition of Sponsor

1. to make oneself responsible for [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sponsor

spongy parenchyma
spongy part of the male urethra
spongy spot
spongy substance
spongy urethra
sponsor (current term)
sponsored links

Literary usage of Sponsor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, Marguerite Knox, John D Baldeschwieler (1997)
"... the Persian Gulf War sponsor: VA/DOD February 1994 Persian Gulf Expert Scientific Panel* sponsor: VA April 1994 National Institutes of Health Technology ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"sponsor. (See Godfather.) To the remarks contained in that article we will only add that, ... The Catholics sometimes take a sponsor for confirmation. ..."

3. Legislative History of Recent Primary Safety Belt Laws by N. Russell, P. Dreyfuss, M. Cosgrove (2000)
"sponsor of the legislation Effective legislation sponsors were able to wield ... In several cases, the bill's sponsor controlled the committee in which the ..."

4. History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts: Preceded by an Account of Old by Josiah Howard Temple, Charles Adams (1887)
"sponsor, Lt. Joseph Bush. Amos Leonard, age 26 : £6 down, the rest cattle. sponsor, Lt. Wm. Ayres. Scipio Witt, age 20: £12 down, the rest in money. ..."

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