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Endorse

To sign a paper or document, thereby making it possible for the rights represented therein to pass to another individual. Also spelled indorse.

endorse (indorse)

v. 1) to sign one's name to the back of a check, bill of exchange or other negotiable instrument with the intention of making it cashable or transferable. 2) to pledge support to a program, proposal, or candidate. (See; endorsement)

endorse

verb approve, attest, authenticate, back, certify, commend, confirm, ratify, sanction, second, support, validate
See also: abet, accept, accredit, acknowledge, adduce, advocate, affirm, agree, allow, approve, assent, assist, assure, attest, authorize, avouch, bear, bond, brand, certify, close, coincide, concede, concur, confirm, consent, constitute, corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersign, declare, embrace, encourage, ensure, espouse, establish, favor, guarantee, justify, let, mark, pass, permit, qualify, recommend, sanction, seal, side, sign, sponsor, subscribe, support, sustain, underwrite, uphold, validate, vouch, witness
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Nor wanted clouds of foot, nor, on each horn, Cuirassiers all in steel for standing fight, Chariots, or elephants indorsed with towers Of archers; nor of labouring pioners A multitude, with spades and axes armed, To lay hills plain, fell woods, or valleys fill, Or where plain was raise hill, or overlay With bridges rivers proud, as with a yoke: Mules after these, camels and dromedaries, And waggons fraught with utensils of war.
Bishopriggs--whose past experience as "a bit clerk body," in Sir Patrick's chambers, had made a man of business of him--produced his pen and ink, and indorsed the letter with a brief dated statement of the circumstances under which he had found it.
The old gentleman methodically indorsed the address on the back of the letter; and then, placing it in the desk, which he locked, said, as he got off the stool and put the bunch of keys in his pocket--