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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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.
    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”, in 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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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sponsor.

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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

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sponsor.

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sponsor m (invariable)

  1. sponsor (commercial)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From spondeō (to promise) +‎ -sor.

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spōnsor m (genitive spōnsōris); third declension

  1. a bondsman, surety

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Third declension.

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

ReferencesEdit

  • sponsor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sponsor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sponsor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be security for some one: sponsionem facere, sponsorem esse pro aliquo
  • sponsor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sponsor.

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sponsor m (definite singular sponsoren, indefinite plural sponsorer, definite plural sponsorene)

  1. a sponsor

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sponsor.

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sponsor m (definite singular sponsoren, indefinite plural sponsorar, definite plural sponsorane)

  1. a sponsor

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sponsor.

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sponsor m (plural sponsores)

  1. sponsor

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sponsor.

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sponsor c

  1. a sponsor

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