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compere (n.)

1738, from French compère "a godfather" in relation to the godmother or biological father, hence, as a friendly greeting, "friend, fellow," from Old French compere (13c.), from Medieval Latin compater (see compadre, and compare compeer, gossip). In vaudeville and other entertainment, "master of ceremonies, organizer of a show" (1914).

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Definitions of compere from WordNet
1
compere (v.)
act as a master of ceremonies;
Synonyms: emcee
2
compere (n.)
British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc;
From wordnet.princeton.edu