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sponsor / patrocinador
 
sponsor   [ˈspɒnsər]
A. -noun
1. (=provider of funds)   (Sport, radio, television)   patrocinador (m) / patrocinadoa (f),   sponsor masculine and feminine
2. (for participant in charity event)   patrocinador (m) / patrocinadoa (f)
3. (for loan)   fiador (m) / fiadoa (f),   avalista masculine and feminine
4. [of membership]
·your application must be signed by two sponsors
·su solicitud tiene que estar firmada por dos socios
5. (=godparent)   (male)   padrino (m)   (female)   madrina (f)
6. [of bill, motion]   proponente masculine and feminine
B. -transitive verb
1. (=fund)
[+event]   patrocinar,   auspiciar
[+studies, research]   financiar
[+participant in charity event]   respaldar or avalar mediante un donativo a favor de una obra benéfica
·sponsored [walk]/[swim]
marcha/prueba de nataciónoun emprendida a cambio de donaciones a una obra benéfica
2. (=support)   respaldar,   apoyar
·they have been accused of sponsoring terrorism
·se los ha acusado de respaldar or apoyar al terrorismo
3. [+bill, motion]   proponer
4. [+loan]   fiar,   avalar
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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