1 a person or group that provides funds for an activity, esp
a a commercial organization that pays all or part of the cost of putting on a concert, sporting event, etc.
b a person who donates money to a charity when the person requesting the donation has performed a specified activity as part of an organized fund-raising effort
2 (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian) a person or business firm that pays the costs of a radio or television programme in return for advertising time
3 a legislator who presents and supports a bill, motion, etc.
4 (Also called)
a an authorized witness who makes the required promises on behalf of a person to be baptized and thereafter assumes responsibility for his Christian upbringing
b a person who presents a candidate for confirmation
5 (Chiefly U.S.) a person who undertakes responsibility for the actions, statements, obligations, etc., of another, as during a period of apprenticeship; guarantor
6 tr to act as a sponsor for
(C17: from Latin, from spondere to promise solemnly)
Diccionario de inglés definición
n angel (informal) backer, godparent, guarantor, patron, promoter
vb back, finance, fund, guarantee, lend one's name to, patronize, promote, put up the money for, subsidize
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