endorse

verb
en·​dorse | \ in-ˈdȯrs How to pronounce endorse (audio) , en- \
variants: or less commonly \ in-​ˈdȯrs How to pronounce endorse (audio) \
endorsed also indorsed; endorsing also indorsing; endorses also indorses

Definition of endorse

transitive verb

1a : to write on the back of especially : to sign one's name as payee on the back of (a check) in order to obtain the cash or credit represented on the face
b : to inscribe (one's signature) on a check, bill, or note
c : to inscribe (something, such as an official document) with a title or memorandum
d : to make over to another (the value represented in a check, bill, or note) by inscribing one's name on the document
e : to acknowledge receipt of (a sum specified) by one's signature on a document
2a : to approve openly endorse an idea especially : to express support or approval of publicly and definitely endorse a mayoral candidate
b : to recommend (something, such as a product or service) usually for financial compensation shoes endorsed by a pro basketball player
3 medical : to report or note the presence of (a symptom) He endorsed nausea without emesis and denied any associated shortness of breath.— Dana Johnson et al.

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Other Words from endorse

endorsable \ in-​ˈdȯr-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce endorse (audio) , en-​ \ adjective
endorsee \ in-​ˌdȯr-​ˈsē How to pronounce endorse (audio) , ˌen-​ \ noun
endorser \ in-​ˈdȯr-​sər How to pronounce endorse (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for endorse

approve, endorse, sanction, accredit, certify mean to have or express a favorable opinion of. approve often implies no more than this but may suggest considerable esteem or admiration. the parents approve of the marriage endorse suggests an explicit statement of support. publicly endorsed her for Senator sanction implies both approval and authorization. the President sanctioned covert operations accredit and certify usually imply official endorsement attesting to conformity to set standards. the board voted to accredit the college must be certified to teach

Examples of endorse in a Sentence

The newspaper has endorsed the conservative candidate for mayor. We do not endorse their position. She endorses a line of clothing. That brand of sneaker is endorsed by several basketball stars. You must endorse the check before you deposit it in the bank.
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Recent Examples on the Web Traditionally, every March the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) gather for a dual meeting to pass or endorse legislation, known colloquially as the Two Sessions. Ben Westcott, CNN, "With no successor in sight, Xi Jinping heads to major Party meeting with more power than ever," 4 Mar. 2021 Capital One does not provide, endorse, or guarantee any third-party product, service, information or recommendation listed above. Forbes, "This Is How Executives Are Fixing Their Data Shortcomings," 3 Mar. 2021 President Joe Biden signed an executive order instructing a committee to investigate how a vaccine passport system might work in January, but the White House has yet to announce any results or publicly endorse such a scheme. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Vaccine passports to travel freely are still a dream—except in China," 13 Mar. 2021 For example, artists such as Andy Warhol —was one to endorse and hold the hand of the company, creating short films that immersed the brands designs and presence, complimenting each others status and reflective talent in the echelon scene. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, "Bottega Veneta And Creative Director Daniel Lee Curate Salon 01," 4 Mar. 2021 Forbes, a former Republican presidential candidate, maintained that his company believes everyone should be allowed to speak his or her mind and doesn't endorse his colleague's proposition. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "Goya, Whole Foods, and Forbes: Companies that refuse to bow to cancel culture," 4 Mar. 2021 Many conservationists view hunting and fishing as critical part of ecosystem management, though some don't endorse this type of hunting event. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, "Animal welfare group blasts hunt that it says killed roughly 60 coyotes in Indiana," 10 Feb. 2021 Until now, the 71-year-old rocker had stubbornly resisted offers to endorse products or allow his songs to be used in commercials, a stance that has set him apart from Bob Dylan and most pop stars of today. New York Times, "Bruce Springsteen and Babies Star in Pandemic-Year Super Bowl Ads," 7 Feb. 2021 The letter has been signed by some brands, experts, and associations who endorse the concept of the senior level administrative position of Fashion Czar. Rick Helfenbein, Forbes, "Does America Need A Fashion Czar?," 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of endorse

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for endorse

alteration of obsolete endoss, from Middle English endosen, from Anglo-French endosser, to put on, don, write on the back of, from en- + dos back, from Latin dorsum

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The first known use of endorse was in 1581

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30 Mar 2021

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“Endorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorse. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for endorse

endorse

verb

English Language Learners Definition of endorse

: to publicly or officially say that you support or approve of (someone or something)
: to publicly say that you like or use (a product or service) in exchange for money
: to write your name on the back of (a check)

endorse

verb
en·​dorse | \ in-ˈdȯrs How to pronounce endorse (audio) \
endorsed; endorsing

Kids Definition of endorse

1 : to show support or approval for endorse an idea
2 : to sign the back of to receive payment endorse a check

Other Words from endorse

endorsement \ -​mənt \ noun

endorse

transitive verb
en·​dorse
variants: also indorse \ in-​ˈdȯrs \
endorsed also indorsed; endorsing also indorsing

Legal Definition of endorse

1 : to write on the back of especially : to sign one's name as payee on the back of (an instrument) in order to receive the cash or credit represented on the face endorse a check
2 : to inscribe (as one's signature or a notation accompanied by one's signature) on an instrument (as a note or bill) especially to transfer or guarantee it
3 : to transfer (an instrument) to another by inscribing one's signature assume that payee endorses a note to creditor as security for a debtUniform Commercial Code
4 : to inscribe (as an official document) with a notation (as of date or title)
endorse in blank
: to inscribe (an instrument) with a blank endorsement

History and Etymology for endorse

Anglo-French endosser endorser and Medieval Latin indorsare, both ultimately from Latin in on + dorsum back

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