en·​dorse·​ment | \ in-ˈdȯr-smənt How to pronounce endorsement (audio) , en- \
variants: or less commonly indorsement \ in-​ˈdȯr-​smənt How to pronounce endorsement (audio) \

Definition of endorsement

1 : the act or process of endorsing
2a : something that is written in the process of endorsing
b : a provision added to an insurance contract altering its scope or application
3 : sanction, approval went ahead without the endorsement of his boss
4 : money earned from a product recommendation made millions in salary and endorsements

Examples of endorsement in a Sentence

The newspaper has announced its political endorsements. We're pleased that the project has received your endorsement. Without official endorsement, the project cannot proceed. Many retired athletes are able to make a lot of money by doing product endorsements. The bank requires that someone witness the endorsement of the check. We need your endorsement before we can cash this check. the endorsement of a license receive an endorsement for speeding
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Recent Examples on the Web Limbaugh often enunciated the Republican platform better and more entertainingly than any party leader, becoming a GOP kingmaker whose endorsement and friendship were sought. Matt Sedensky, Star Tribune, "Rush Limbaugh, 'voice of American conservatism,' has died," 17 Feb. 2021 Osaka is a marketing magnet who added Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer and Workday to her endorsement portfolio ahead of the Australian Open. New York Times, "At 35, a Tennis Magician Brings Her Tricks to a First Quarterfinal," 15 Feb. 2021 Hamlin signed an endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand. Liz Clarke, BostonGlobe.com, "Bubba Wallace, Michael Jordan, Pitbull leading new, diverse wave in NASCAR," 14 Feb. 2021 That endorsement went to state Sen. Troy Carter, D-New Orleans. Ramon Antonio Vargas, NOLA.com, "Why Jay Banks, Belden Batiste each got a court summons after their heated exchange," 8 Feb. 2021 Musk's endorsement of the digital assets and the resultant stock boom underscores his hefty market influence. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, "Bitcoin surges to all-time high as Tesla invests $1.5B," 8 Feb. 2021 Those seeking Garcetti’s endorsement recognized Wakeland’s singular stature. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, "L.A.’s first lady, Amy Wakeland, navigates shifting political fortunes in final Garcetti years," 7 Feb. 2021 What Cardi did have time for, however, was a rec from The Ordinary, which was given high marks by a fan, and a personal endorsement made by Kehlani to visit aesthetician Sean Garrette. Aimee Simeon, refinery29.com, "Cardi B Got Real About Breakouts & Asked Her Twitter Followers For Help," 26 Jan. 2021 If Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ impressive performance against Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal wasn’t enough to entice the Detroit Lions to draft him, maybe a resounding endorsement from his former teammate is. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Here’s what Jeff Okudah said about possible Detroit Lions' draft pick Justin Fields," 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of endorsement

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of endorsement was in 1547

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23 Feb 2021

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“Endorsement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endorsement. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of endorsement

: a public or official statement of support or approval
: the act of publicly saying that you like or use a product or service in exchange for money
: the act or result of writing your name on the back of a check


variants: also indorsement

Legal Definition of endorsement

1 : the act or process of endorsing
2 : an inscription (as a signature or notation) on a document or instrument especially : an inscription usually on the back of a negotiable instrument that transfers or guarantees the instrument
blank endorsement
: an endorsement (as a signature) of a negotiable instrument that does not name a transferee and that makes the instrument payable to bearer

called also endorsement in blank

qualified endorsement
: an endorsement of a negotiable instrument with words (as “without recourse”) that limit or qualify the endorser's liability
restrictive endorsement
: an endorsement of a negotiable instrument with words (as “for deposit only”) that limit the further negotiation of the instrument

Note: A restrictive endorsement does not prevent further negotiation of the instrument under the Uniform Commercial Code.

special endorsement
: an endorsement of a negotiable instrument with words (as “Pay to Jane Doe”) that make the instrument payable to a specified person
3 : a provision added to an insurance policy that alters its coverage a theft endorsement

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