- 1sponsor something (of a company, etc.) to pay the costs of a particular event, program, etc. as a way of advertising sports events sponsored by the tobacco industry
- 2sponsor something to arrange for something official to take place The U.S. is sponsoring negotiations between the two sides.
- 3sponsor somebody (for something/to do something) to agree to give someone money for a charity if they complete a particular task Will you sponsor me for a charity walk I'm doing? a sponsored swim
- 4sponsor somebody (through something) to support someone by paying for their training or education She found a company to sponsor her through college.
- 5 sponsor something to introduce a proposal for a new law, etc. The bill was sponsored by a Republican Senator.
NAmE//ˈspɑnsər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sponsor
he / she / it sponsors
past simple sponsored
-ing form sponsoring