sponsor NOUN 1) a person or organization that pays for or contributes to the costs of a sporting or artistic event or a radio or television programme in return for advertising. 2) a person who pledges an amount of money to a charity after another person has participated in a fund-raising event. 3) a person who introduces and supports a proposal for legislation. 4) a person taking official responsibility for the actions of another. 5) a godparent at a child's baptism.
VERB be a sponsor for.
DERIVATIVES sponsorship noun.
ORIGIN Latin, from spondere 'promise solemnly' .

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