Meaning of endorse

endorse




To endorse is to give support to someone or something. “I endorse this!” means “I think this is a good thing, and so should you.”

People endorse in many ways. When someone endorses a politician, it means “You should vote for this person, and I’m putting my reputation on the line to say so.” When someone endorses a product in a commercial, it means “Go buy this! You’ll like it.” To endorse is to give support. You can also endorse a check, which means writing your name or someone else’s on the back so that you or the other person can cash or deposit it.

Definitions of endorse
  1. verb

    be behind; approve of

    synonyms:

    back, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support

    back, indorse, second

    give support or one’s approval to
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    guarantee, warrant

    stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
    champion, defend

    protect or fight for as a champion
    cover, insure, underwrite

    protect by insurance
    certify, indorse

    guarantee as meeting a certain standard
    type of:

    O.K., approve, okay, sanction

    give sanction to

  2. verb

    give support or one’s approval to

    endorse a new project”
    synonyms:

    back, indorse, second

    back, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support

    be behind; approve of
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    type of:

    back up, support

    give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

  3. verb

    guarantee as meeting a certain standard

    synonyms:

    certify, indorse

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    type of:

    guarantee, warrant

    stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

  4. verb

    sign as evidence of legal transfer

    endorse cheques”
    synonyms:

    indorse

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    co-sign, cosign

    sign and endorse (another person’s signature), as for a loan
    visa

    provide (a passport) with a visa
    type of:

    sign

    be engaged by a written agreement

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