AskDefine | Define endorse

Dictionary Definition



1 be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960" [syn: back, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support]
2 give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project" [syn: second, back, indorse]
3 guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat" [syn: certify, indorse]
4 of documents or cheques [syn: indorse]

User Contributed Dictionary



  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

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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