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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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Since his election, Bush has, among many other things, abandoned the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, weakened wetlands protection, gutted mining restrictions on federal lands, called for increased logging, refused to endorse higher automobile fuel-efficiency standards, sued California for enacting tough air laws, repealed a law that would have lowered power-plant emissions, and offered tax "reform" that allows an enormous spectrum of businesses to deduct the full cost of large SUVs in the first year of purchase.
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.
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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.
Flanked by members of the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood independence committees, Al Castaneda, first vice president of the Mexican American Political Association, said his group's national board of directors voted to endorse secession for both areas.
According to association officials, VACB chose to endorse BSG Financial's Re$ubmitIt because of the compelling opportunity to offer a value-add solution to its member banks and their commercial accountholders.
There are only three possible explanations as to why you decided to endorse Tony Cardenas for City Council:
1 -- color) At a downtown rally, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, left, endorses Antonio Villaraigosa to succeed him.
20, 2004 should read: Government of Chile Endorses Ambassador Albert Ramdin for Post of Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (sted Inter-American Economic Council Announces Government of Chile Endorses Ambassador Albert Ramdin for Post of Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States).
The Daily News endorses Roney, the general manager of a marine dealership and a water agency activist for the last eight years.
CCA endorses the following candidates for City Council: