noun

1‘the production cost £50,000, most coming from local sponsors’

SYNONYMS

backer, patron, promoter, subsidizer, benefactor, benefactress, guarantor, underwriter, supporter, friend

informal angel

rare Maecenas


verb

1‘Cathay Pacific sponsored the event’

SYNONYMS

finance, put up the money for, fund, subsidize, underwrite, back, promote, lend one's name to, be a patron of, act as guarantor of, support

informal foot the bill for, pick up the tab for

North American informal bankroll