- [noun] someone who supports or champions something
Synonyms: patron, supporter
- [noun] an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
- [verb] assume sponsorship of
Synonyms: patronize, patronise
- [verb] assume responsibility for or leadership of; "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"
- [verb] do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
Synonyms: patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent