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a person who vouches or is responsible for a person or thing.
a person, firm, organization, etc., that finances and buys the time to broadcast a radio or television program so as to advertise a product, a political party, etc.
a person who makes a pledge or promise on behalf of another.
a person who answers for an infant at baptism, making the required professions and assuming responsibility for the child's religious upbringing; godfather or godmother.
verb (used with object)
to act as sponsor for; promise, vouch, or answer for.

1645–55; < Latin spōnsor guarantor, equivalent to spond(ēre) to pledge + -tor -tor, with dt > s

sponsorial [spon-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr-] , adjective
sponsorship, noun
unsponsored, adjective

1. patron, backer; guarantor. 2. advertiser. 5. guarantee, finance, back, underwrite.
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sponsor (ˈspɒnsə)
1.  a person or group that provides funds for an activity, esp
 a.  a commercial organization that pays all or part of the cost of putting on a concert, sporting event, etc
 b.  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
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a person or business firm that pays the costs of a radio or television programme in return for advertising time
3.  a legislator who presents and supports a bill, motion, etc
4.  Also called: godparent
 a.  an authorized witness who makes the required promises on behalf of a person to be baptized and thereafter assumes responsibility for his Christian upbringing
 b.  a person who presents a candidate for confirmation
5.  chiefly (US) a person who undertakes responsibility for the actions, statements, obligations, etc, of another, as during a period of apprenticeship; guarantor
6.  (tr) to act as a sponsor for
[C17: from Latin, from spondēre to promise solemnly]

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Word Origin & History

1651, from L.L. sponsor "sponsor in baptism," in L. "a surety, guarantee," from sponsus, pp. 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.
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