What does endorse mean?

Definitions for endorse

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word endorse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportverb

    be behind; approve of

    "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

  2. second, back, endorse, indorseverb

    give support or one's approval to

    "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"

  3. certify, endorse, indorseverb

    guarantee as meeting a certain standard

    "certified grade AAA meat"

  4. endorse, indorseverb

    sign as evidence of legal transfer

    "endorse cheques"


  1. endorsenoun

    A diminutive of the pale, usually appearing in pairs on either side of a pale.

  2. endorseverb

    To support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature.

  3. endorseverb

    To write one's signature on the back of a cheque, or other negotiable instrument, when transferring it to a third party, or cashing it.

  4. endorseverb

    To give an endorsement.

  5. endorseverb

    To receive an endorsement.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ENDORSEverb

    Etymology: endosser, French; dorsum, Latin.

    A French gentleman speaking with an English of the law salique, the English said that was meant of the women themselves, not of males claiming by women. The French gentleman said, where do you find that gloss? The English answered, look on the backside of the record of the law salique, and there you shall find it endorsed. Francis Bacon, Apophth.

    Upon credential letters was endorsed this superscription, To the king who hath the sun for his helmet. James Howell, Vocal Forr.

    All the letters I can find of your’s I have fastened in a folio cover, and the rest in bundles endorsed. Jonathan Swift, to Pope.

    Chariots, or elephants endors’d with tow’rs
    Of archers. John Milton, Paradise Regain’d, b. iii. l. 329.


  1. endorse

    To endorse means to publicly or officially express support or approval for someone or something such as a product, service, idea, or person. It can also refer to the act of signing one's name on the back of a check or other negotiable instruments, signifying transfer of ownership.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endorseverb

    same as Indorse

  2. Endorsenoun

    a subordinary, resembling the pale, but of one fourth its width (according to some writers, one eighth)

  3. Etymology: [Formerly endosse, fr. F. endosser to put on the back, to endorse; pref. en- (L. in) + dos back, L. dorsum. See Dorsal, and cf. Indorse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Endorse

    en-dors′, Indorse, in-, v.t. to write one's name on the back of: to assign by writing on the back of: to give one's sanction to: to lay on the back, to load.—adj. Endors′able.—ns. Endorsēē′, the person to whom a bill, &c., is assigned by endorsement; Endorse′ment, act of endorsing: that which is written on a bill: sanction; Endors′er. [Changed from M. E. endosse under the influence of Low L. indorsārein, on, dorsum, the back.]


  1. Endorse

    Endorse enables consumer product companies to market at the individual shopper level and shoppers to earn rewards for staying loyal to their favorite brands. Endorse closes the online-to-offline purchase loop and ties an online brand to proven retail sales in the real world, whenever and wherever people shop.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'endorse' in Verbs Frequency: #824

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endorse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endorse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of endorse in a Sentence


    Never endorse other's emotions just for their ego gratification, it will ruin your peace!

  2. Jeffrey Sparks:

    I think it's too early to really endorse its wide use, i would not endorse it Jeffrey Sparks.

  3. Mmusi Maimane:

    The initial phases have started, it doesn't mean I endorse the EFF's view on white South Africans or that I endorse their philosophy on nationalization.

  4. Amanda Gutterman:

    … I'd caution celebrities to think hard about whom they choose to endorse, knowing that their views, once public, will have an out-sized impact, in an ideal world, celebrities would only endorse after careful study of the candidate and what his or her policies would actually mean for America.

  5. Read MoreNelson:

    I get friendships, I do, but I think in this day and age where somebody befriends a Republican and legislation that we think is important doesn't get passed, and I think that's a concern. I know Gina Ortiz Jones was very close to winning in her district, and I know Gina Ortiz Jones made a decision not to endorse her, and Gina Ortiz Jones could be a friend and still endorse a Democrat who's an Iraq War veteran and a strong candidate. And I'm concerned about that.

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  • джиросвам, потвърждавамBulgarian
  • অনুমোদন, সমর্থন, দলিলের পশ্চাতে নাম সহিBengali
  • empfehlen, unterstützen, bestätigenGerman
  • endosarSpanish
  • تاییدPersian
  • tukeaFinnish
  • approuver, soutenir, endosserFrench
  • समर्थनHindi
  • 支持するJapanese
  • ondersteunen, aanbevelen, bevestigen, goedkeurenDutch
  • signereNorwegian
  • podpisać sięPolish
  • endossarPortuguese
  • поддерживатьRussian
  • stå bakom, skriva under, ställa sig bakom, signera, undertekna, stödjaSwedish
  • tasvip etmek, desteklemek, havâle etmek, imzâlamak, cirolamak, onaylamakTurkish
  • 赞同Chinese

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