sponsor

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English[edit]

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From Latin sponsor (a surety", in Late Latin "a sponsor in baptism), from sponsus, past participle of spondeō

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sponsor (plural sponsors)

  1. 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.
    He was my sponsor when I applied to join the club.
    They were my sponsors for immigration.
    • 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, Ch.I:
      The colonel and his sponsor made a queer contrast: Greystone [the sponsor] long and stringy, with a face that seemed as if a cold wind was eternally playing on it. […] But there was not a more lascivious reprobate and gourmand in all London than this same Greystone.
    1. A senior member of a twelve step or similar program assigned to a guide a new initiate and form a partnership with him.
      My narcotics anonymous sponsor became my best friend when I finally was able to do something about my meth problem.
  2. One that pays all or part of the cost of an event, a publication, or a media program, usually in exchange for advertising time.
    And now a word from our sponsor.

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sponsor (third-person singular simple present sponsors, present participle sponsoring, simple past and past participle sponsored)

  1. (transitive) To be a sponsor for.
    • 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36: 
      Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.

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sponsor m, f (plural sponsors or sponsoren, diminutive sponsortje n)

  1. sponsor

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sponsor

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sponsoren
  2. imperative of sponsoren

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From English sponsor.

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sponsor m (plural sponsors)

  1. sponsor offering financial support in sports, arts or cultural actions in exchange for notoriety
    Pour mieux trouver le commettant, ou le « sponsor » qui financera les travaux, le chercheur définit un programme, chiffré en temps et en argent. (L'Expansion, févr. 1972, p. 30, col. 2)
  2. (Middle East business) sponsor cashing on foreign investors
    Vous voulez faire des affaires au Koweit ? Il faut d'abord trouver un sponsor, koweitien, savoir qu'il vous prendra un honnête pourcentage (13 à 15 %) mais refusera d'endosser le moindre risque et disparaîtra au premier accrochage. (Le Nouvel Observateur, 4 févr. 1974, p. 29, col. 2)

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English

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sponsor m (invariable)

  1. sponsor (commercial)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sponsus, past participle of spondeō

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spōnsor m (genitive spōnsōris); third declension

  1. a bondsman, surety

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative spōnsor spōnsōrēs
genitive spōnsōris spōnsōrum
dative spōnsōrī spōnsōribus
accusative spōnsōrem spōnsōrēs
ablative spōnsōre spōnsōribus
vocative spōnsor spōnsōrēs

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  • sponsor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

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sponsor c

  1. a sponsor

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