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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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Until the McCain-Feingold bill was passed, many groups on both the left and right used 527 organizations as a conduit to pay for independent television commercials that worked for but did not specifically endorse candidates.
But no amount of spin control can obscure the fact that calling for population reduction gives succor to the right wing and endorses a set of noxious policies.
The GOP platform also endorses (albeit in purposely bland and coded language) fresh incursions on the principle of church state separation:
With the PayPal integration, Endorse users can now immediately transfer their cash rewards directly into their PayPal account at any time, with no minimum balance.
When you guys endorse this stuff, a lot of duped city officials buy it.
Endorse users earn cash back by buying those products in any store and then uploading an image of their receipt using the app.
The motion to endorse the politically moderate governor was carried by two conservative state legislators.
Instead, it adopted "A New Organizing Approach to Politics" that, ultimately, boiled down to a single line: "The Labor Party will not endorse candidates of any kind, will not run people for office, and will not spend any Labor Party resources on electoral campaigns, before an electoral strategy is adopted by a national Labor Party convention, nor before we prove capable of recruiting and organizing working people around a new agenda.
According to association officials, KBA chose to endorse BSG Financial's Re$ubmitIt for its ability to strengthen relationships between member banks and their commercial accountholders through a mutually beneficial, value-added solution.
The roles of unions have changed somewhat from the days of yesteryear, but who they endorse does send an important message,'' said Democratic political consultant Richard Lichtenstein, who is not associated with any of the campaigns.
Voorhies, chancellor of the archdiocese, noted that while the church may not endorse candidates, it may distribute voter guides.
HOUSTON & AUSTIN, Texas -- The Board of Directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) has voted unanimously to endorse Discover([R]) Debit, a new signature debit program developed jointly by PULSE EFT Association LP and Discover([R]) Network, a division of Discover Financial Services LLC.