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.
- en·dors·a·ble, adjective
- en·dors·er, en·dor·sor, noun
- en·dors·ing·ly, adverb
- en·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, adjective
- un·en·dorsed, adjective
- well-en·dorsed, adjective
- approve, endorse
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How to use endorse in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Along the way, I wanted her to spend more time engaging teachers and less time endorsing standardized tests.
To Hice, I suppose, speaking the “biblical truth” means endorsing John McCain from the pulpit, like he did in 2008.Meet the Man Running for Congress on an Anti-Muslim Platform | Dean Obeidallah | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That Company failed, and Barnum took the stock as security for endorsing and furnishing them with cash.
We do not make this endeavour to describe Rosalind's frame of mind with a view to either endorsing or disclaiming her opinions.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
I have just come in, and take pleasure in endorsing the above letter.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love | Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
Miss Anthony was twice invited to address them, and the plank endorsing the amendment was adopted by a hearty and unanimous vote.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) | Ida Husted Harper
It may have been a sound remark from his point of view, but I'm rather surprised to hear you quoting and endorsing it.The Simpkins Plot | George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for endorse
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)
- endorsable or indorsable, adjective
- endorser, endorsor, indorser or indorsor, noun
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