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ENDORSEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does endorsement mean? 

ENDORSEMENT (noun)
  The noun ENDORSEMENT has 5 senses:

1. a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
2. a speech seconding a motion
3. formal and explicit approval
4. a signature that validates something
5. the act of endorsing

  Familiarity information: ENDORSEMENT used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENDORSEMENT (noun)


Sense 1endorsement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

blurb; endorsement; indorsement

Context example:

the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book

Hypernyms ("endorsement" is a kind of...):

packaging; promotion; promotional material; publicity (a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution)


Sense 2endorsement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A speech seconding a motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

secondment; indorsement; endorsement; second

Context example:

do I hear a second?

Hypernyms ("endorsement" is a kind of...):

agreement (the verbal act of agreeing)


Sense 3endorsement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formal and explicit approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

sanction; imprimatur; countenance; endorsement; indorsement; warrant

Context example:

a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

Hypernyms ("endorsement" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endorsement"):

O.K.; OK; okay; okeh; okey (an endorsement)

visa (an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it)

nihil obstat (the phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church)


Sense 4endorsement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A signature that validates something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

endorsement; indorsement

Context example:

the cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement

Hypernyms ("endorsement" is a kind of...):

signature (your name written in your own handwriting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endorsement"):

blank endorsement; endorsement in blank (an endorsement on commercial paper naming no payee and so payable to the bearer)


Sense 5endorsement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of endorsing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

endorsement; indorsement

Context example:

a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements

Hypernyms ("endorsement" is a kind of...):

support (aiding the cause or policy or interests of)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endorsement"):

aegis; auspices; protection (kindly endorsement and guidance)


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