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British English: sponsor /ˈspɒnsə/ NOUN
A sponsor is a person or organization that sponsors something or someone.
Our company is proud to be the sponsor of this event.
  • American English: sponsor
  • Arabic: رَاع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: patrocinador
  • Chinese: 赞助人
  • Croatian: pokrovitelj
  • Czech: sponzor
  • Danish: sponsor
  • Dutch: sponsor
  • European Spanish: patrocinador
  • Finnish: sponsori
  • French: sponsor
  • German: Sponsor
  • Greek: χορηγός
  • Italian: sponsor
  • Japanese: 後援者
  • Korean: 후원자
  • Norwegian: sponsor
  • Polish: sponsor
  • European Portuguese: patrocinador
  • Romanian: sponsor
  • Russian: спонсор
  • Spanish: patrocinador
  • Swedish: sponsor
  • Thai: ผู้อุปถัมภ์
  • Turkish: sponsor
  • Ukrainian: спонсор
  • Vietnamese: nhà tài trợ
British English: sponsor /ˈspɒnsə/ VERB
If an organization sponsors something such as an event, it pays some or all of the expenses connected with it, often in order to get publicity for itself.
A local bank is sponsoring the race.
  • American English: sponsor
  • Arabic: يَرْعَى
  • Brazilian Portuguese: patrocinar
  • Chinese: 赞助
  • Croatian: sponzorirati
  • Czech: sponzorovat
  • Danish: sponsorere
  • Dutch: sponsoren
  • European Spanish: patrocinar
  • Finnish: sponsoroida
  • French: parrainer
  • German: sponsern
  • Greek: επιχορηγώ
  • Italian: sponsorizzare
  • Japanese: 後援者となる
  • Korean: 후원하다
  • Norwegian: sponse
  • Polish: sponsorować
  • European Portuguese: patrocinar
  • Romanian: a sponsoriza
  • Russian: спонсировать
  • Spanish: patrocinar
  • Swedish: sponsra
  • Thai: อุปถัมภ์
  • Turkish: finanse etmek
  • Ukrainian: спонсорувати
  • Vietnamese: tài trợ


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