verb (used with object), en·dorsed, en·dors·ing. Also indorse (for defs 1–6).
Origin of endorse
Examples from the Web for endorsing
After the event, Cuomo was asked by reporters if that meant he is endorsing Clinton.
It then closes with footage of Braley endorsing Edwards during the former North Carolina politician's 2008 presidential campaign.
Nor would Howard Dean, who headlined the event, be endorsing one of the architects of his own political rise.Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo?|David Freedlander|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the 2012 election, endorsing Modern Family became a necessary step on the campaign trail.
If Ham were truly a biblical literalist he would be endorsing The Principle.‘The Principle’: Geocentrism is What Real Biblical Literalism Looks Like|Karl W. Giberson|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were further reported as endorsing the manufacture of light wines and of beer containing not to exceed 2.75 per cent.
In this way originated the "backing" or endorsing of warrants by the civil power.The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore|John R. Hutchinson
Professor Hering comes near to endorsing this view, and uses it for the purpose of explaining personal identity.Unconscious Memory|Samuel Butler
He next placed his shoulder under Erie, endorsing its paper to the amount of ten millions.Hidden Treasures|Harry A. Lewis
Twenty-one of the remaining twenty-four States ratified the amendment, endorsing thereby the action of Congress.The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction|Charles Ernest Chadsey
- 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
Word Origin for endorse
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]