Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sponsor

2 senses of sponsor

Sense 1
patron, sponsor, supporter -- (someone who supports or champions something)
       => benefactor, helper -- (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

Sense 2
presenter, sponsor -- (an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.))
       => advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent -- (a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sponsor

3 senses of sponsor

Sense 1
sponsor, patronize, patronise -- (assume sponsorship of)
       => support -- (support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college")

Sense 2
sponsor -- (assume responsibility for or leadership of; "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 3
patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsor -- (do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of)
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

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