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.

Primary Meanings of endorse

1.
v
be behind; approve of
2.
v
sign as evidence of legal transfer
Full Definitions of endorse
1

v be behind; approve of

Synonyms:
back, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
back, indorse, second
give support or one's approval to
Types:
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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

v 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
Type of:
back up, support
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

v guarantee as meeting a certain standard

Synonyms:
certify, indorse
Type of:
guarantee, warrant
stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
2

v sign as evidence of legal transfer

endorse cheques”
Synonyms:
indorse
Types:
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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