Definition of endorsement in US English:


(also indorsement)


  • 1An act of giving one's public approval or support to someone or something.

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Request additional insured endorsements and certificates of insurance from all independent contractors who conduct programs in your name, or come on your premises.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Often these changes are done through endorsements to the insurance contract.’
    • ‘See my endorsement dated June 13, 2003, attached as Schedule B to these reasons.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I suggest that the endorsement on the record read as follows.’
    • ‘Insurance policies typically have limitations, exclusions, inclusions and endorsements that are confusing and in some cases mutually contradictory.’
  • 3The action of endorsing a check or bill of exchange.