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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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The Daily News endorses Hof, a project engineer with Litton who is running in tandem with Schultz.
In LAUSD school board races, CCA elected to endorse three incumbents in critical races, including Caprice Young, Genethia Hundley-Hayes, and David Tokofsky.
The Daily News endorses Rogan, although we had some concerns about his role in the impeachment process.
We endorse James Dodd to replace the county assessor, Glenn Gray, who is retiring.
FleetBoston Financial today announced that it is the first bank in the world to endorse the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) Principles and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Statement by Financial Institutions, considered two of the leading organizations focused on responsible environmental management.
Riordan also endorses Lorri Jean, executive director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Service Center, and San Pedro homeowner leader Jerry Gaines.
They have unfairly tipped the balance in favor of (two) candidates and completely circumvented Proposition 208,'' said Godinez, who endorses two other candidates - Silverio Robledo and Juana Mojica.
PKI Forum Endorses WebTrust for CAs Standards August 7, 2001 Page Two
AARP already endorses auto, homeowners and Medicare supplemental insurance carriers.
Endorses TORNADO; New Automotive Device Dramatically