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 WebThe Republican running for statewide office who had the strongest showing in Arizona was Kimberly Yee, who won re-election as state treasurer and who Trump didn’t endorse.
Eric Cortellessa, Time, 15 Nov. 2022 The study found that white people who identified strongly with being white were more likely to endorse concessions to the movement after reading about the latter protest.
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 27 Oct. 2022 Mar, who did not endorse recalling former District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is not taking a position on the current D.A. race, which pits current D.A. Brooke Jenkins, who the mayor appointed to replace Boudin, against three challengers.
J.d. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Oct. 2022 Both Paperspace and reAlpha had lawyers review the videos and took steps to ensure viewers understood that the celebrities depicted didn’t actually endorse the companies’ products or participate in the making of the videos, the companies said.
Patrick Coffee, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 Marc Short, a longtime Pence adviser, declined to set a red line for candidates Pence would and would not endorse.
Jill Colvin, ajc, 16 Oct. 2022 Frank will not endorse Erin’s district attorney run; Danny and Baez investigate a hotel crime scene; Jamie’s new job requires him to keep secrets from his family.
Olivia Mccormack, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2022 Yehudah also defrauded a bank used by FORUM by forging the signatures of subcontractors to endorse checks over to himself, the indictment alleged.
Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, 11 Oct. 2022 In the Republican primaries on Sept. 13, conservative voters in New Hampshire backed MAGA candidates who amplified former president Donald Trump’s rhetoric, even though Trump did not formally endorse any of them.
Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 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