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ENDORSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does endorse mean? 

ENDORSE (verb)
  The verb ENDORSE has 4 senses:

1. be behind; approve of
2. give support or one's approval to
3. guarantee as meeting a certain standard
4. sign as evidence of legal transfer

  Familiarity information: ENDORSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENDORSE (verb)


Sense 1endorse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be behind; approve of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

plunk for; plump for; indorse; endorse; back; support

Context examples:

He plumped for the Labor Party / I backed Kennedy in 1960

Hypernyms (to "endorse" is one way to...):

approve; O.K.; okay; sanction (give sanction to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endorse"):

guarantee; warrant (stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of)

pull; root; side (take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for)

champion; defend (protect or fight for as a champion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2endorse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give support or one's approval to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

second; endorse; indorse; back

Context examples:

I'll second that motion / I can't back this plan / endorse a new project

Hypernyms (to "endorse" is one way to...):

back up; support (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3endorse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Guarantee as meeting a certain standard

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

endorse; indorse; certify

Context example:

certified grade AAA meat

Hypernyms (to "endorse" is one way to...):

guarantee; warrant (stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4endorse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sign as evidence of legal transfer

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

endorse; indorse

Context example:

endorse cheques

Hypernyms (to "endorse" is one way to...):

sign (be engaged by a written agreement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "endorse"):

co-sign; cosign (sign and endorse (another person's signature), as for a loan)

visa (provide (a passport) with a visa)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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