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 faceb : to inscribe (one's signature) on a check, bill, or notec : to inscribe (as an official document) with a title or memorandumd : to make over to another (the value represented in a check, bill, or note) by inscribing one's name on the documente : 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 (as a product or service) usually for financial compensation <shoes endorsed by a pro basketball player>
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