Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPONSOR

No sponsor ever gave the new arrival a mug or a silver spoon.

Once this task has been performed, we will sponsor your entry into present day society.

But you have to post bond for your sponsor, too—five thousand credits.

And in order to take the exams you have to find a sponsor who's already in the guild.

You forget I am your sponsor, and,” she added gently, “I am more than that.

Remember, you are still a sick man, and I am sponsor for your illness.

A new regime was ushered in––and she who had been its sponsor was not there to see it.

Desist, or I will baptize you in the well as Philip did the Ethiopian, without a sponsor.

I bid you welcome to the Thomahlia, and I offer you my services, as guide and sponsor.

I am only a temporary member and do not want to embarrass my sponsor.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Late Latin sponsor "sponsor in baptism," in Latin "a surety, guarantee," from sponsus, past participle of spondere "give assurance, promise solemnly" (see spondee). Sense of "person who pays for a radio (or, after 1947, TV) program" is first recorded 1931. The verb is attested from 1884, "to favor or support;" commercial broadcasting sense is from 1931.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.