Definition of endorsement in English:


(US indorsement)


  • 1mass noun The action of endorsing someone or something.

    ‘the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement’
    ‘cheques requiring endorsement’
    count noun ‘the package was regarded as an endorsement of the government's reform programme’
    ‘the entertainer made millions from Pepsi endorsements’
    • ‘We received full endorsement of the way ahead and validation of the thoroughness of the effort.’
    • ‘It is difficult to see this as anything other than an endorsement of an encouragement to illegal activity.’
    • ‘In contrast, near the end of the election, even individuals who should not have made public endorsements spoke out.’
    • ‘It should be in the hands of the people and require their endorsement.’
    • ‘He added that the country has also received verbal support from other countries who did not want to make their endorsements public just yet.’
    • ‘The selling of state-owned property began in 1998, but has only recently won official endorsement.’
    • ‘The second area of concern is the contentious issue of passenger endorsements on licences for taxi drivers and bus drivers.’
    • ‘Watch any episode and you can see, as well as hear, endorsements for various products and companies.’
    • ‘An indorsement is not always required to negotiate a bill.’
    • ‘‘I think they're seeking approval, endorsement and even promotion of their lifestyle,’ said the Reverend.’
    • ‘It has received the overwhelming endorsement of the entire US political and media establishment, liberal and conservative alike.’
    • ‘He immediately loved the product and offered his endorsement.’
    • ‘Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.’
    • ‘Search engines interpret links to your site as an indicator of public endorsement.’
    • ‘With the overwhelming endorsement from his people, he can rally the nation.’
    • ‘‘I'm absolutely delighted to receive this overwhelming endorsement,’ he said.’
    • ‘Nothing about the descriptions bothered me and the endorsements swayed me to support it.’
    • ‘Here, the document in question purported to say that the writer had received the relevant credit note and had given it his full endorsement.’
    • ‘And while the paper's editor had apparently been minded to remain neutral, pressure was brought to bear from London that a front page endorsement was required, and nothing less.’
    • ‘We are very proud to receive this quality endorsement, we operate in a highly customer orientated industry, and the focus of the new standard is very much in keeping with our ethos.’
    • ‘Tim Buttimore, Wilkinson's agent, has received plenty of endorsement offers and media requests since the final.’
    • ‘When Litan asks consumers that question, she finds that banks get the highest endorsement, with support from 47% of the public.’
    • ‘That's why the public want a UN endorsement for a war before we join in.’
    • ‘Any commercial product presented or displayed within the educational activity is not indicative of endorsement or approval by The Institute.’
    • ‘If that's not an enthusiastic endorsement, I don't know what is.’
    • ‘But it does go back to certain pre-selection, a certain point for the National Party that one person received endorsement and not another.’
    • ‘Mention of companies or trade names does not constitute endorsement of a product.’
    • ‘In the past, female candidates waged less professional campaigns, gathered less financial support and fewer endorsements.’
    • ‘Use of brand names is for clarity only and not intended as an endorsement of one product over another.’
    • ‘The launch also saw the book receive another ringing endorsement.’
    • ‘The next phase of the transfer of power has won unanimous endorsement from the Security Council.’
    support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, acceptance, recommendation, advocacy, championship, patronage
    countersigning, signing on the back, autographing, initialling, inscribing, superscribing
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  • 2(in the UK) a note on a driving licence recording the penalty points incurred for a driving offence.

    • ‘Defendant was disqualified from driving for two years, with endorsement of his driving licence.’
    • ‘He said he had three endorsements on his driving licence for speeding in 1993, 1997 and 1998 for which he received a fixed-penalty fine.’
    • ‘An £80 fine was imposed, with endorsement of defendant's driving licence and a three months driving disqualification.’
    • ‘Offending motorists will be fined £60 in a notice through the post in which they must return their driving licence for endorsement.’
    • ‘This year the Department for Transport is expected to toughen the sentence to make the offence subject to an endorsement of three penalty points and a 60 pounds sterling fixed penalty.’
    • ‘And it will not reconsider any penalties or driving licence endorsements already imposed’
    • ‘The fixed penalty fine of £60 is bad enough but the additional endorsement of three penalty points is outrageous.’
    • ‘Twenty years ago I had an endorsement on my driving licence, should I be banned from driving?’
    • ‘He was fined £100, with endorsement of his driving licence and suspended from driving for a year on the drunk driving summons.’
    • ‘An endorsement for a drink-driving offence remains on a driving licence for 11 years.’
    • ‘Having heard evidence, the Justices concluded that there were special reasons for not ordering endorsement of the respondent's driving licence.’
  • 3A clause in an insurance policy detailing an exemption from or change in cover.

    • ‘Often these changes are done through endorsements to the insurance contract.’
    • ‘The latter is undoubtedly the case because there is a copy of the disclaimer with an endorsement indicating that the claimant had refused to sign it.’
    • ‘Insurance policies typically have limitations, exclusions, inclusions and endorsements that are confusing and in some cases mutually contradictory.’
    • ‘This endorsement extends the liability insurance in your business automobile policy to individual employees who rent a vehicle in their own names while on your business.’
    • ‘I suggest that the endorsement on the record read as follows.’
    • ‘The policy schedule conditions and endorsements shall be read together as one contract and any word or expression in which a specific meaning has been attached in any part shall bear the same meaning wherever it appears.’
    • ‘Our provision of insurance under this policy is conditional upon you observing and fulfilling the terms, provisions, conditions and endorsements of this policy.’
    • ‘See my endorsement dated June 13, 2003, attached as Schedule B to these reasons.’
    • ‘Request additional insured endorsements and certificates of insurance from all independent contractors who conduct programs in your name, or come on your premises.’