And the truth that language changes over time does not compel us to endorse any particular change.
In 2002, the lobby did not endorse his run for governor, despite his Meet the Press claim to the contrary.
“I remember one day, seeing Tony standing over the window mulling whether to endorse David,” said a former No10 staffer.
Kerry was also one of the first U.S. senators to endorse Obama during his primary fight with Hillary Clinton in 2008.
In order to win votes, she must endorse faith with something that is very much against faith.
I can myself, from personal knowledge, endorse all that Mr. Phillips says as to Branwell's brilliancy of intellect at this time.
I'll expect you to endorse the report back, and I'll expect you to tighten down.
Thus it is usual for the husband's deeds to be endorsed by the wife, while he did not endorse hers.
But I cannot endorse this argument of the Jews, assuming two beginnings of the year.
Nor in all probability would the latest biographer of Bolingbroke endorse that presentment.
late 14c. endosse "alteration," from Old French endosser (12c.), literally "to put on back," from en- "put on" (see en- (1)) + dos "back," from Latin dossum, variant of dorsum.
Sense of "confirm, approve" (by signing on the back) is recorded in English first in 1847. Assimilated 16c. in form to Medieval Latin indorsare. Related: Endorsed; endorsing.
You can endorse, literally, a cheque or other papers, &, metaphorically, a claim or argument, but to talk of endorsing material things other than papers is a solecism. [Fowler]