endorse

verb
en·​dorse | \ in-ˈdȯrs How to pronounce endorse (audio) , en- \
variants: or less commonly indorse \ 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.

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Almontaser said the Yemeni American Merchants Association did not endorse workers carrying firearms and urged them to have faith in the police and to call 911. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 12 July 2022 Youngkin's path to victory seems to have paved the way for Kiggans' approach on the campaign trail -- although former President Donald Trump did not endorse candidates in any of Virginia's GOP primaries, like Youngkin. Rick Klein, ABC News, 22 June 2022 Republican Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, praised the work of negotiators, but did not specifically endorse the proposal. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 13 June 2022 Shake Shack does not make political donations, nor does the company endorse the political donations of private individuals. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 10 June 2022 Though Republicans participated in the legislative committee’s process, including in hearings and public voting sessions, they were outnumbered by Democrats and did not endorse the final map. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, 27 Jan. 2022 My colleagues Ben Oreskes and Noah Bierman, White House correspondent, took a deep look at at President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ calculus of whether to endorse Bass in the general election. Julia Wickstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2022 Along with Kremer, about 15 other women stood with Brooks on the Capitol steps this morning, some representing groups, to endorse Brooks in his race against Britt. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 10 June 2022 Spokesmen for the Clintons had no comment on their plans to endorse in the race. New York Times, 10 June 2022 See More

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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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“Endorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorse. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for endorse

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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