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SPONSOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sponsor mean? 

SPONSOR (noun)
  The noun SPONSOR has 2 senses:

1. someone who supports or champions something
2. an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)

  Familiarity information: SPONSOR used as a noun is rare.


SPONSOR (verb)
  The verb SPONSOR has 3 senses:

1. assume sponsorship of
2. assume responsibility for or leadership of
3. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

  Familiarity information: SPONSOR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPONSOR (noun)


Sense 1sponsor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who supports or champions something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

sponsor; supporter; patron

Hypernyms ("sponsor" is a kind of...):

benefactor; helper (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sponsor"):

angel; backer (invests in a theatrical production)

godfather (someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild)

godparent (a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism)

guarantor; surety; warranter; warrantor (one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another)

patroness; patronne (a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron)

pillar of strength; tower of strength (a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort)


Sense 2sponsor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

presenter; sponsor

Hypernyms ("sponsor" is a kind of...):

advocate; advocator; exponent; proponent (a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea)


SPONSOR (verb)


Sense 1sponsor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assume sponsorship of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

patronize; sponsor; patronise

Hypernyms (to "sponsor" is one way to...):

support (support materially or financially)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sponsor"):

cosponsor (sponsor together with another sponsor)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue sponsor the movie


Sense 2sponsor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assume responsibility for or leadership of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan

Hypernyms (to "sponsor" is one way to...):

back up; support (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3sponsor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

buy at; frequent; patronise; shop at; patronize; shop; sponsor

Hypernyms (to "sponsor" is one way to...):

back up; support (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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