verb (used with object), endorsed, endorsing. Also, (for defs 1–6).
to approve, support, or sustain:
to endorse a political candidate.
to designate oneself as payee of (a check) by signing, usually on the reverse side of the instrument.
to sign one’s name on (a commercial document or other instrument).
to make over (a stated amount) to another as payee by one’s .
to write (something) on the back of a document, paper, etc.:
to endorse instructions; to endorse one’s signature.
to acknowledge (payment) by placing one’s signature on a bill, draft, etc.
Heraldry. a narrow pale, about one quarter the usual width and usually repeated several times.
to give approval or sanction to
to sign (one’s name) on the back of (a cheque, etc) to specify oneself as payee
to write (a qualifying comment, recommendation, etc) on the back of a document
to sign (a document), as when confirming receipt of payment
(mainly Brit) to record (a conviction) on (a driving licence)
late 14c. endosse “alteration,” from Old French endosser (12c.), literally “to put on back,” from en- “put on” (see en- (1)) + dos “back,” from Latin dossum, variant of dorsum.
Sense of “confirm, approve” (by signing on the back) is recorded in English first in 1847. Assimilated 16c. in form to Medieval Latin indorsare. Related: Endorsed; endorsing.
You can endorse, literally, a cheque or other papers, &, metaphorically, a claim or argument, but to talk of endorsing material things other than papers is a solecism. [Fowler]
[en-dawr-see, en-dawr-, en-dawr-see] /ɛn dɔrˈsi, ˌɛn dɔr-, ɛnˈdɔr si/ noun 1. a person to whom a negotiable document is . 2. a candidate or applicant who is by a person or group. /ɪnˌdɔːˈsiː; ˌɛndɔː-/ noun 1. the person in whose favour a negotiable instrument is endorsed
[en-dawrs-muh nt] /ɛnˈdɔrs mənt/ noun 1. approval or sanction: The program for supporting the arts won the government’s endorsement. 2. the placing of one’s signature, instructions, etc., on a document. 3. the signature, instructions, etc., placed on the reverse of a commercial document, for the purpose of assigning the interest therein to another. 4. a […]
noun 1. . noun 1. an endorsement on a check or note naming no payee, and therefore payable to bearer. noun 1. an endorsement on a bill of exchange, cheque, etc, naming no payee and thus making the endorsed sum payable to the bearer Also called endorsement in blank
[en-dawrs] /ɛnˈdɔrs/ verb (used with object), endorsed, endorsing. Also, (for defs 1–6). 1. to approve, support, or sustain: to endorse a political candidate. 2. to designate oneself as payee of (a check) by signing, usually on the reverse side of the instrument. 3. to sign one’s name on (a commercial document or other instrument). 4. […]