[ en-dawrs ]
/ ɛnˈdɔrs /
verb (used with object), en·dorsed, en·dors·ing. Also indorse (for defs 1–6).
to approve, support, or sustain: to endorse a political candidate.
to designate oneself as payee of (a check) by signing, usually on the reverse side of the instrument.
to sign one's name on (a commercial document or other instrument).
to make over (a stated amount) to another as payee by one's endorsement.
to write (something) on the back of a document, paper, etc.: to endorse instructions; to endorse one's signature.
to acknowledge (payment) by placing one's signature on a bill, draft, etc.
Heraldry. a narrow pale, about one quarter the usual width and usually repeated several times.
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Origin of endorse
OTHER WORDS FROM endorse
en·dors·a·ble, adjectiveen·dors·er, en·dor·sor, nounen·dors·ing·ly, adverben·dor·sive, adjective
pre·en·dorse, verb (used with object), pre·en·dorsed, pre·en·dors·ing.re·en·dorse, verb (used with object), re·en·dorsed, re·en·dors·ing.sub·en·dorse, verb (used with object), sub·en·dorsed, sub·en·dors·ing.su·per·en·dorse, verb (used with object), su·per·en·dorsed, su·per·en·dors·ing.un·en·dors·a·ble, adjectiveun·en·dorsed, adjectivewell-en·dorsed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endorsable
/ (ɪnˈdɔːs) /
to give approval or sanction to
to sign (one's name) on the back of (a cheque, etc) to specify oneself as payee
- to sign the back of (a negotiable document) to transfer ownership of the rights to a specified payee
- to specify (a designated sum) as transferable to another as payee
to write (a qualifying comment, recommendation, etc) on the back of a document
to sign (a document), as when confirming receipt of payment
mainly British to record (a conviction) on (a driving licence)
Derived forms of endorseendorsable or indorsable, adjectiveendorser, endorsor, indorser or indorsor, noun
Word Origin for endorse
C16: from Old French endosser to put on the back, from en- 1 + dos back, from Latin dorsum
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