endorse

verb
en·​dorse | \ in-ˈdȯrs, en-\
variants: or less commonly \ in-​ˈdȯrs \
endorsed; endorsing

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

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Other Words from endorse

endorsable \ in-​ˈdȯr-​sə-​bəl , en-​ \ adjective
endorsee \ in-​ˌdȯr-​ˈsē , ˌen-​ \ noun
endorser \ in-​ˈdȯr-​sər , 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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Of course, the fact that EXO is currently endorsing K-beauty brand Nature Republic could present a conflict of interest that might stop the collab from happening. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why a Fenty Beauty Collaboration With EXO's Kai Would Be a Game Changer," 27 Aug. 2018 The minority Socialist government is certain that parliament will endorse the amendments, probably in a debate next month, deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo told a news conference. Fox News, "Spain sets in motion plan to dig up former dictator Franco," 24 Aug. 2018 Three administration officials subsequently confirmed that Pruitt had indeed endorsed the raises, though other staff members had overseen the paperwork. Brady Dennis, Washington Post, "Scott Pruitt steps down as EPA head after ethics, management scandals," 5 July 2018 So popular that mainstream Democrats are quickly getting on board with things like abolishing ICE: this past week both Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand have publicly endorsed the position. Luke Darby, GQ, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has a Message for Democrats: It's Time to Think Big," 30 June 2018 Gershengorn responded that nobody got the impression that the former football players in this case were endorsing Fanduel or DraftKings. Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star, "Five takeaways from state Supreme Court hearing on fantasy sports, athlete compensation," 28 June 2018 The one thing Ben [Jealous] and I have in common is that neither one of us endorsed, supported or voted for Donald Trump. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "As campaign attacks begin, GOP Maryland Gov. Hogan calls Democrat Jealous 'risky,' 'extreme'," 27 June 2018 McElwee estimates that about two dozen Democrats running for federal office out of around 1,000 declared candidates nationally have publicly endorsed abolishing ICE. Alex Daugherty, miamiherald, "South Florida Democrats lurch left with call to abolish ICE," 26 June 2018 Though Trump has endorsed Donovan and campaigned with him, Grimm has attempted to take on the Trump mantle. Arit John, Bloomberg.com, "New York Voters to Settle Intra-Party Fights for November Ballot," 26 June 2018

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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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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 \
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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