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
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 WebSo while Times staff members may vote, they are not allowed to endorse or campaign for candidates or political causes.—Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2023 Many of these people also endorse conspiracy theories about global warming.—Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2022 Many economists actually endorse this fragmentation and competition within regions.—Richard Mcgahey, Forbes, 19 Dec. 2022 The TRA Political Action Committee did endorse Abbott in 2017, though, and has donated $52,500 to his campaign since 2018, according to Transparency USA.—Dallas News, 8 July 2022 Despite the implication of the Lake Forester headline and the erroneous statement issued within the podcast, LWV-LF/LB does not endorse or oppose candidates.—Chicago Tribune, 3 Jan. 2023 Now, publicly, this government does not endorse the idea of partition.—Isabel Kershner, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2022 But Thomas did not publicly endorse resuscitating the clause in his earliest years on the bench.—Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2022 Voters in the commonwealth refused to endorse a ballot measure in 2012 that would have permitted terminally ill citizens to obtain a lethal dose of drugs, a fact noted by the court.—Jon Brown, Fox News, 20 Dec. 2022 See More
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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