Definition of Endorse

1. Verb. Be behind; approve of. "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

Exact synonyms: Back, Indorse, Plump For, Plunk For, Support
Generic synonyms: Approve, O.k., Okay, Sanction
Specialized synonyms: Guarantee, Warrant, Champion, Defend
Related verbs: Back, Indorse, Second
Derivative terms: Backing, Endorsement, Endorsement, Endorser, Indorsement, Indorsement, Support, Supporter, Supportive

2. Verb. Give support or one's approval to. "Endorse a new project"

3. Verb. Guarantee as meeting a certain standard. "Certified grade AAA meat"

4. Verb. Sign as evidence of legal transfer. "Endorse cheques"
Exact synonyms: Indorse
Generic synonyms: Sign
Specialized synonyms: Co-sign, Cosign, Visa
Derivative terms: Endorsement, Endorser, Indorsement, Indorser

Definition of Endorse

1. v. t. Same as Indorse.

2. n. A subordinary, resembling the pale, but of one fourth its width (according to some writers, one eighth).

Definition of Endorse

1. Verb. To support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature. ¹

2. Verb. To write one's signature on the back of a cheque, or other negotiable instrument, when transferring it to a third party, or cashing it. ¹

3. Verb. To give an endorsement. ¹

4. Verb. To receive an endorsement. ¹

5. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A diminutive of the pale, usually appearing in pairs on either side of a pale. ¹

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Definition of Endorse

1. to sign the back of a negotiable document [v -DORSED, -DORSING, -DORSES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Endorse


Literary usage of Endorse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practice in Courts of Justice in England and the United States by Conway Robinson (1855)
"Acceptor or maker of instrument payable to another's order, cannot deny his authority to endorse. When a bill is made payable to an infant, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by New York (State). Supreme Court (1847)
"It enclosed the writ, with the intention to perfect the judgment at the time when the sheriff was directed to endorse the writ as received. ..."

3. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1862)
"'Albeit,' it ran,' most Act of dread Sovereign Lord, that these acts were made, The paras it was then thought, upon a pure, perfect, and endorse all clear ..."

4. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"I fully endorse this. " JAMES K. KELLY." Of which, when the key was discovered ... I fully endorse »his. " JAMES K. KELLY." Also the following : " NEW YORK, ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"endorse on the back is redundant. A good argument against that contention is made by Krapp 1927, who points out that the “on the back” connotations of ..."

6. Reply of Colonel Orne to the Attacks of Mr. Nathaniel Greene, and David by Henry Orne (1829)
"Orne, would endorse it at usual, and see that it was renewed." endorse IT AS USUAL ! Why, Mr. Greene, 1 thought Col. Orne NEVER endorsed your notes, ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1902)
"MAYO: I move that the Commercial Section endorse the recommendation of the President, and request the endorsement of the general session. ..."

8. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"I intend this letter in confidence to yourself, and therefore I endorse it private. Before I conclude, I will say a word on a point that possibly you would ..."

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