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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 players wear the letters JVC on their shirts. Eva said she was doing a ten-mile walk for charity and asked if I'd sponsor her.
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noun [C] uk   us  
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B2 All the major theatres now have sponsors, especially for high-cost productions.
sponsorship
noun [U] uk   us   /-ʃɪp/
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C1 The orchestra receives £2 million a year in sponsorship from companies.
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