sponsored

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sponsor \Spon"sor\ (-s[~e]r), noun [L., from spondere, sponsum, to engage one's self. See {Spouse}.]

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

2. One who at the baptism of an infant professes the Christian faith in its name, and guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother.

3. A person who vouches for another as fit for some post or task; as, one needs two sponsors to be considered for membership. [PJC]

4. A person or group that assumes financial responsibility for some activity, and may or may not participate in its organization and execution. [PJC]

5. A person or organization, usually a commercial organization, which pays the cost of an activity, such as a radio or television broadcast, and in return is given the right to advertise itself or its products as part of the activity; as, now a word from our sponsor. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sponsor

noun

1: someone who supports or champions something [syn: {patron}, {sponsor}, {supporter}]

2: an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.) [syn: {presenter}, {sponsor}]

verb

1: assume sponsorship of [syn: {sponsor}, {patronize}, {patronise}]

2: assume responsibility for or leadership of; "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"

3: do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of [syn: {patronize}, {patronise}, {shop}, {shop at}, {buy at}, {frequent}, {sponsor}] [ant: {boycott}]


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