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Definition of the verb endorse

What does endorse mean as a doing word?

Endorse is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: endorsed | endorsing | endorses

  1. be behind; approve of
  2. give support or one's approval to
    • example: endorse a new project
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of endorse: back / indorse / second
    • more generic terms: back up / support = give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
  3. guarantee as meeting a certain standard
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of endorse: certify / indorse
    • more generic words: guarantee / warrant = stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
  4. sign as evidence of legal transfer
    • example: endorse cheques
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Destination]The jeweler decorated the ring
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]The jeweler decorated the ring with the name

      Image Creation Verbs (with the same syntax): address, adorn, autograph, brand, date, decorate, embellish, gild, illuminate, illustrate, initial, label, letter, monogram, ornament, tag.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of endorse: indorse
    • more generic word: sign = be engaged by a written agreement
    • more specific words:
      • co-sign / cosign = sign and endorse (another person's signature), as for a loan
      • visa = provide (a passport) with a visa

Alternative definition of the verb endorse


  1. to support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature
  2. To write one's signature on the back of a cheque when transferring it to a third party, or cashing it
  3. To give or receive an endorsement

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for endorse

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Google previewEncyclopædia Heraldica (1828)

Or, Complete Dictionary of Heraldry by William Berry, Robert Glover

ENDoRSE is a diminutive of the pale, of which it is one-eighth part. See PALE, and...

Mackenzie thinks endorse is an old French term, and signifies to put upon the back of any thing; endossé, being the French word for endorsed. ENDoRSED .

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

Endorse is a diminutive of the pale, of which it is one-eighth part. See Pale, and Plate...

Mackenzie thinks endorse is an old French term, and signifies to put upon the back of any thing; endosse, being the French word for endorsed. Endorsed.

Google previewIdeal Code, Real World (2000)

A Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality by Brad Hooker

2, one motivation that rule- consequentialism would endorse is a motivation to prevent disaster. This motivation should be stronger than other motivations, since in the long run things would go better on the whole if ...

Google previewA Kierkegaard Handbook (2003)

by Frederick Sontag

wants to endorse is an age-old distinction between “speaking the truth” and “living the truth.” What complicates matters, however, is that truth is a minority affair and cannot be understood by majorities. Thus S.K. ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Reservation (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

endorse the statement " reservation promotes social mobility". Of the rest, who reject the statement are twice in number than those who remain neutral. It is seen that a majority of the ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Pre-press and Production (2010)

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris

E Endorse Fold FINISHING TERM An additional fold made to a printed piece after the finishing processes – including folding – have been completed. An endorse fold is often added for distribution reasons; for example, an A4 newsletter ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2007)

by John Oswald

the back: as, endorse', to put 01' write ' one's name On the back (of a bill.) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana (1845)

Or Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... Comprising the Twofoldadvantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Endorse. Heraldry, paltis, a stake, (whence palisade,) which the ordinary entirely resembles. Paltis, a marsh, and the pallium of the Priest, it in no respect accords with. The motto which accompanies the arms of Beauvais in Picardy, (Fig .

Google previewBusiness Pointers and Dictionary of Synonyms (1890)

With Much Other Information Not Generally Known. Valuable to All Business Men by Thomas Joseph Carey

Clerks are often authorized to endorse for this purpose only. 7. It is safer when paying away checks received from others, to endorse them to “The Order” of the receiver thus: “Pay to the order of G. Farwell, JAMES PAYWELL, |...} This is a partial ...

Google previewWörterbuch der Handels-, Finanz- und Rechtssprache / Dictionary of Commerical, Financial and Legal Terms / Dictionnaire des Termes Commerciaux, Financiers et Juridiques (2012)


Indossat m; Indossatar m | endorsee || endossé m; endossataire m. indossierbar adj | transferable by endorsement || endossable; transmissible par voie d' endossement. . indossieren y | einen Wechsel ~ | to endorse (to indorse) a bill of ...

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Usage statistics about endorse

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What we believe, endorse, agree with, and depend on is representable and, increasingly, represented on the Web. We all have to ensure that the society we build with the Web is the sort we intend. (Tim Berners-Lee)
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Scrabble value of E1N1D2O1R1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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