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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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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:
Every time that you guys endorse a product it reflects on the revered way of life we all share as skateboarders.
Schwarzenegger has yet to announce his re-election plans, but that didn't stop the California Republican Party from adopting a rules change enabling the organization to endorse a candidate before the emergence of a victor in the party's June primary election.
That plank would endorse proposed federal legislation to prohibit federal judges from hearing cases involving acknowledgements of God.
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.
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.