endorsement

An endorsement is a form of public support or approval. Endorsements are given to politicians and products.

If you give something an endorsement, you're basically saying "I approve of this person or product." Celebrities give politicians an endorsement if they think you should vote for them. When celebrities do commercials for products, those are also endorsements. If someone puts their fame or name behind something, they're endorsing it and giving their approval. That goes for checks, too: when you sign one you've just written, you've endorsed it.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: endorsement

1
n
the act of endorsing
2
n
a signature that validates something
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: endorsement
1

n the act of endorsing

“a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements
Synonyms:
indorsement
Types:
aegis, auspices, protection
kindly endorsement and guidance
Type of:
support
aiding the cause or policy or interests of

n formal and explicit approval

“a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement
Synonyms:
countenance, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant
Types:
O.K., OK, okay, okeh, okey
an endorsement
visa
an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
nihil obstat
the phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church
Type of:
approval, commendation
a message expressing a favorable opinion

n a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)

Synonyms:
blurb, indorsement
Type of:
packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity
a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

n a speech seconding a motion

Synonyms:
indorsement, second, secondment
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing
2

n a signature that validates something

“the cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement
Synonyms:
indorsement
Types:
blank endorsement, endorsement in blank
an endorsement on commercial paper naming no payee and so payable to the bearer
Type of:
signature
your name written in your own handwriting

WORD FORMS

alternate spellings

endorsement
indorsement
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