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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)


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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Log Cabin's decision to not endorse Bush metals the group will exclude itself from the presidential campaign, says political director Chris Barron.
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The organization should not endorse one company to the exclusion of others unless criteria (reasonably applied) support that conclusion.
A year and a half ago, this issue roiled the membership, which voted overwhelmingly to oppose harsh immigration and population policies and instead to endorse a progressive approach toward population issues, which includes championing the empowerment of women, supporting reproductive health services, and addressing the root economic and political causes of migration.
At the June state convention, the parties write a platform and endorse a favored candidate for the September primary.
Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear
The IASC will complete 16 standards on subjects such as intangibles, financial instruments, interim reporting, segments and leasing by the middle of 1999, at which time the IOSCO will endorse the IASC.
This partnership enables users to transfer their Endorse cash balances directly into their PayPal accounts.