Definition of endorse in English:

endorse

(also indorse)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Declare one's public approval or support of.

    ‘the report was endorsed by the college’
    • ‘And while the party wants the public to endorse the amendment, turnout may be a more accurate analysis of success than a yes vote.’
    • ‘Cultural analysis lays bare how a fearful public passively endorses such measures because terrorist images allow ordinary people to detach themselves from the pain of their scapegoats by defining them as less than human.’
    • ‘His comments were endorsed by the Rural Affairs Minister.’
    • ‘After all, I got similar responses in the '90s when we endorsed Bill Clinton.’
    • ‘If you only have positive experiences, naturally you'll endorse the product and company.’
    • ‘The House of Councillors voted 210 to 23 to endorse the bill to revise the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law.’
    • ‘I do not know whether I can endorse those comments to the degree of saying that it is the absolute best in the world, but I will say that New Zealand First has a very high regard for the people who make up our police force.’
    • ‘But we've never endorsed a candidate for public office.’
    • ‘Some top judges have endorsed our product and this shows that some of the best food in the country comes from just down the road!’
    • ‘I fully endorse calls for the public to rally behind the club for the sake of the province.’
    • ‘I can only wholeheartedly endorse the comments made by Vicky Landell Mills and Laurie Wilson.’
    • ‘I thank everyone who is supporting this part of the bill, and I fully endorse our support of it.’
    • ‘Anyone new to the debate on the education bill recently endorsed by the legislature may be forgiven for thinking that the issue was about religion, not education, given the main controversy surrounding it.’
    • ‘He also endorsed the policy that public servants must enthusiastically support their Ministers in carrying out their programmes as long as they are in keeping with the law.’
    • ‘Psychologists should join their colleagues in public health in endorsing all forms of prevention as well as treatment.’
    • ‘Members endorsed this comment and complained that the same faces were seen at the Royal Opera House education events, which were not necessarily reaching out to newcomers.’
    • ‘Was there anything conspiratorial in the way the House of Representatives and the government endorsed the bill on the National Police last week?’
    • ‘I wish to endorse the comments made by the previous speakers.’
    • ‘As I said at the beginning, United Future endorses this bill and would love to see it in place so that we can get the actions that are required.’
    • ‘I take the opportunity to endorse the comments of others who have spoken with high regard of the pharmacy services that are provided by our pharmacy professionals here in New Zealand.’
    uphold, support, defend, maintain, confirm, ratify, approve, approve of, agree to, consent to, assent to, sanction
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    1. 1.1 Recommend (a product) in an advertisement.
      • ‘The products endorsed by him should be accessible and affordable to all, they said.’
      • ‘Sponsors are desperate to have her at their tournaments and companies are lining up to have her endorse their products.’
      • ‘Documents show industry executives have been keen to encourage film-makers to endorse their products in this way.’
      • ‘He accepted money to endorse products in another sport in an effort to be an Olympic athlete and live out a dream.’
      • ‘They will have many partners in many different industries endorsing their product’
      • ‘And in any case, celebs invariably endorse several products at the same time and hence are not strongly associated with any one brand.’
      • ‘Is it unethical for a blogger to accept money to promote or endorse commercial products or political ideas and policies?’
      • ‘He's right about artists losing all credibility when they endorse products.’
      • ‘In the past few years advertising and endorsing products has been a very lucrative way for Bollywood stars to earn some extra cash.’
      • ‘It does not recommend or endorse any specific product for environmental cleaning.’
      • ‘And she is doing it all, from endorsing products, appearing on TV shows to walking the ramp at fashion shows.’
      • ‘Initially, the company pledged £60 million over seven years to have the superstar endorse their products after a fierce competition among the major shoe companies.’
      • ‘Most advertisers preferred using movie stars and entertainment celebrities to endorse their products.’
      • ‘Being a hair stylist considered par excellence, it is natural for shampoo and conditioner manufacturers to have him endorse their products.’
      • ‘In our society we are inundated with images of beautiful people endorsing beauty products.’
      • ‘Players are allowed to advertise or endorse products for material gain outside of the games.’
      • ‘As well as calling for an advertising ban, the group has urged ministers to prevent music and sports celebrities from publicly endorsing unhealthy products.’
      • ‘Why do consumers care if celebrities endorse a product?’
      support, back, approve, approve of, be in agreement with, favour
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  • 2Sign (a check or bill of exchange) on the back to make it payable to someone other than the stated payee or to accept responsibility for paying it.

    • ‘He always pays his bills with ‘old-fashioned’ cheques and endorses them ‘account payee.’’
    • ‘If he endorsed the cheques, what form did the endorsement take?’
    • ‘The cheque was endorsed by Conroy and then given to him.’
    • ‘The Trustee endorsed the bill of exchange in favour of Sealark.’
    • ‘But in many cases the payee indorses the cheque even if it is collected for his own account.’
    countersign, sign on the back, initial, autograph, put one's mark on, inscribe, superscribe
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    1. 2.1usually be endorsed on Write (a comment) on the front or back of a document.
      • ‘The court might require the administrator to enter into a bond to administer the estate faithfully, in which case a copy of the Act will be endorsed on the bond document before it is filed."’
      verify, guarantee, attest, validate, ratify, warrant, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, vouch for, testify to, provide evidence of, authenticate, document
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Origin

Late 15th century (in the sense ‘write on the back of’; formerly also as indorse): from medieval Latin indorsare, from Latin in- ‘in, on’ + dorsum ‘back’.

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