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"sponsor" in British English

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sponsorverb [T]

uk   /ˈspɒn.sər/  us   /ˈspɑːn.sɚ/
B2 to ​support a ​person, ​organization, or ​activity by giving ​money, ​encouragement, or other ​help: The ​team is sponsored by JVC, so the ​playerswear the ​letters JVC on ​theirshirts. Eva said she was doing a ten-mile ​walk for ​charity and ​asked if I'd sponsor her.
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sponsor
noun [C] uk   us  
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B2 All the ​majortheatres now have sponsors, ​especially for high-cost ​productions.
sponsorship
noun [U] uk   us   /-ʃɪp/
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C1 The ​orchestrareceives £2 million a ​year in sponsorship from ​companies.
(Definition of sponsor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sponsor" in American English

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sponsorverb [T]

 us   /ˈspɑn·sər/
to ​support a ​person, ​organization, or ​activity by giving ​money, ​encouragement, or other ​help: The Rotary Club sponsors Little ​Leaguebaseball in the ​summer.
sponsor
noun [C]  us   /ˈspɑn·sər/
Corporate sponsors ​support many ​public TV ​programs.
sponsorship
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈspɑn·sərˌʃɪp/
[U] corporate sponsorship of the ​arts
(Definition of sponsor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sponsor" in Business English

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sponsorverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈspɒnsər/
MARKETING to ​providemoney for a ​television or radio ​programme, ​website, sports ​event, or other ​activity in ​exchange for ​advertising: We ​found a ​major shoe ​manufacturer that would like to sponsor the ​series. The ​event was sponsored by several ​localbusinesses.
GOVERNMENT if someone in a ​position of ​authority sponsors a new ​idea, especially a ​law, they give it their ​support: Six Senators originally sponsored the ​bill.
to give ​money to ​support a ​person, ​organization, or ​activity: We sponsor children in ​developing countries.

sponsornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈspɒnsər/
MARKETING a ​company or ​organization that ​providesmoney for a ​television or radio ​programme, ​website, sports ​event, or other ​activity in ​exchange for ​advertising: And now a word from our sponsors. We are grateful to our corporate sponsors for making this ​eventfree to the ​public.
GOVERNMENT someone in a ​position of ​authority who gives their ​support to a new ​idea, especially a new ​law: The ​bill is sponsored by one ​Democrat and one ​Republican.
someone who ​supports a ​person, ​organization, or ​activity by giving ​money: We encourage our ​employees to become sponsors of ​participants in the ​charityrun.
(Definition of sponsor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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