noun

  • 1

    (of program, show) patrocinador masculine
    (of program, show) patrocinadora feminine
    (of sporting event) patrocinador masculine
    (of sporting event) patrocinadora feminine
    (masculine and feminine) (of sporting event) espónsor
    (masculine and feminine) (of sporting event) sponsor
    (masculine and feminine) (for the arts) mecenas
    • When no sponsor was found to plug the gap, it pulled the concert, forfeiting a substantial deposit.
    • The ReelWorld Film Festival isn't yet a hurricane, although it continues to absorb more sponsors, expand its programming and attract a growing audience base.
    • The Water Tower sponsors such events as art classes, auctions and a local film festival, in addition to housing gallery space for cutting-edge artworks.
    • CBS, our sponsors, and I want to thank everyone here in the audience, and those of you who allowed us into your living rooms.
    • For example, if you donate a framed piece to a charity auction, be sure to attend the auction and ask to be recognized as a sponsor in the program, in any public relations efforts or with a personal introduction at the event.
    • Although we are told at the beginning of each episode that the crew may only spend $3000, a great number of freebies from sponsors show up to make things easier.
    • Another announcer replaces the first and mentions the corporate sponsor of the station's programming: Colet and Company.
    • The last thing the media want is something with any hint of reality, any threatening sound or sentiment that disturbs the cosy world of MTV, sponsors and commercial radio.
    • Most blues festivals are funded, in part, by corporate sponsors, local businesses, and individual contributors.
    • The competition was such a positive experience because it was so well organized and because everyone involved - volunteers, sponsors - was excited about the event.
    • The funny thing is, many sponsors just do not realize that they can get a lot more mileage sponsoring women's events.
    • And if Ford was a sponsor, at least the festival was free.
    • Would the sponsors and the television network be happy with do-overs?
    • Hitchcock has satisfied his advertising sponsors.
    • Finally, I need to state once again my very dim view of including commercial sponsors in the middle of an extra features documentary aimed at kids.
    • Even the program's sponsors get excellent treatment, with short documentary featurettes available about them too!
    • It had been a small, arts and crafts affair with no outside sponsors and, apart from petrol money for a few of the performers no one had been paid for their work.
    • For example, be a sponsor of a local art contest or an artist award.
    • The torture of such evenings is deliberately prolonged because awards are divided into as many categories as possible so each can attract a sponsor to add to the event's income.
    • The festival is living its own life in peace, dealing with ordinary problems - sponsors, audience, public opinion.
    • The broadcaster was one of those who lead the charge, using private money when the television sponsors refused to finance their programme.
    • You may also have to pay a ‘hanging fee’ on top of your entry fee; on top of everything else, competitions are big money makers for their sponsors.
    • Fear and discrimination by sponsors, abetted by commercial broadcasting's need for operating revenue from ad sales, could not be ignored.
    • NBC is promising sponsors to drive traffic with hourly plugs during its prime time Olympic coverage in September, plus mentions on MSNBC and CNBC.
    • Someone co-ordinated with the radio or TV producers and sponsors, and held a larger vision of the whole than either performer or listener could.
    • For the third year, it is the presenting sponsor of the Farm Aid concert.
    • All big publishing houses were sponsors of the Book Fair and competed in attracting visitors to their stalls.
    • There are also TV promotional spots for the series and two filmed messages from Day in which she addressed the series' sponsor and affiliates in lieu of making a personal appearance.
    • The BBC promises to drop its plugs for the sponsors.
    • When they returned, flat broke, he worked as a waiter and approached potential sponsors for the money he need to put the film together.
    • It was the presenting sponsor of The Ballunar Festival's balloon extravaganza in August in Dallas and Houston.
    • The bonus menu - which is really nothing more than ads for sponsors and websites - is completely blank.
  • 2

    (for membership)
    you need two members to act as sponsors te tienen que presentar dos socios
  • 3

    (of bill, motion)
    (masculine and feminine) proponente
    • Cooperatives can help bring stability, economic development and democracy according to a principal sponsor of the legislation.
    • The California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, the sponsor of this bill, states that hundreds, if not thousands, of people are affected annually by pesticide exposures.
    • The primary sponsors of five of the six bills are Democrats.
    • Eventually, the lead sponsor of the bill, and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee testified to the Senate Agriculture Committee.
  • 4

    Religion
    (male) padrino masculine
    (female) madrina feminine
    • Sir Walter's involvement as a sponsor for his own child would not have required his own adult baptism or re-baptism.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (promote)
    (festival/event/program) patrocinar
    (program/festival/event) auspiciar
    (expedition/studies/research) subvencionar
    (research/studies/expedition) financiar
    sponsored swim/walk evento en el cual los participantes reciben donativos para una obra benéfica de acuerdo a la distancia recorrida
  • 2

    (application/applicant) apoyar
    (application/applicant) respaldar
  • 3

    (bill/motion)
    (present) presentar
    (present) proponer
    (support) apoyar