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sponsor

 
Noun sponsor has 2 senses
  1. patron, sponsor, supporter - someone who supports or champions something
    --1 is a kind of benefactor, helper
    --1 has particulars:
     angel, backer; godfather; godparent; guarantor, surety, warrantor, warranter; patroness, patronne; tower of strength, pillar of strength
    Derived forms: verb sponsor2, verb sponsor1
  2. presenter, sponsor - an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    --2 is a kind of advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent
    Derived form: verb sponsor1
Verb sponsor has 3 senses
  1. sponsor, patronize, patronise - assume sponsorship of
    --1 is one way to support
    Derived forms: noun sponsor2, noun sponsor1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue sponsor the movie
  2. sponsor - assume responsibility for or leadership of; "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"
    --2 is one way to
    support, back up
    Derived form: noun sponsor1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor - do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    --3 is one way to support, back up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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