Endorse

[ɛndˈɔːs], [ɛndˈɔːs], [ɛ_n_d_ˈɔː_s]

Definitions of endorse:

  1.   See Indorse, Indorsement.
  2.   of documents or cheques
  3.   Same as Indorse.
  4.   give support or one's blessing to; " I'll second that motion"; " I can't back this plan"; " endorse a new project"
  5.   Etc. See INDORSE, etc.
  6.   guarantee as meeting a certain standard; " certified grade AAA meat"
  7.   See Indorse.
  8.   To authorize; to write on the back of; said of a check or note. Also, indorse.
  9.   give support or one's approval to; " I'll second that motion"; " I can't back this plan"; " endorse a new project"
  10.   A subordinary, resembling the pale, but of one fourth its width ( according to some writers, one eighth).
  11.   be behind; approve of; " He plumped for the Labor Party"; " I backed Kennedy in 1960"

Antonyms for endorse:

let down, Tut, disguise, belittle, invalidate, depreciate, dissemble, nullify, abnegate, minimize, tongue-lash, rescind, deride, outlaw, denigrate, conceal, abrogate, abolish, avoid, Keelhaul, disown, renounce, castigate, disparage, prohibit, play down, bawl out, frustrate, roll back, veil, baste, nitpick, condemn, forswear, annul, tut-tut, take back, abjure, negate, withdraw, upbraid, talk down, skewer, execrate, cover, cancel, deny, criminalize, sabotage, dissimulate, bad-mouth, illegalize, tsk-tsk, trash-talk, denounce, criticize, poor-mouth, lambaste, write off, cloak, chastise, secrete, berate, reprove, quibble, retract, strike down, hide, unsay, proscribe, reprehend, Disannul, niggle, decry, Vilipend, disappoint, screen, baffle, chew out, vacate, kiss off, foil, mask, derogate, anathematize, interfere, hammer, lecture, oppugn, disavow, flay, abate, cry down, dispraise, desert, thwart, oppose, shoot down, gibe, deprecate, fail, dress down, recant, chide, admonish, renege, put down, dismiss, cavil, call down, enjoin, repudiate, diminish, objurgate, dissolve, scold, slag, forbid.


Quotes for endorse:

  1. I knew that there were several, among African -American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry. – Rodney Alexander
  2. All of these reissues were not authorized by me, I do not endorse them, the live album was put out without my permission, and I've not seen a dime at this point, either. – Jello Biafra
  3. I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same -sex marriage. – Mary Cheney
  4. Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children. – Roma Downey
  5. Then, after I came home from Europe, I found I was under condemnation; and I was condemned at that time because I did not endorse the financial policy of the General Conference. – John Harvey Kellogg
  6. There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t. – Annie Lennox
  7. The immigration thing has to be brought to a head, and I feel that the best way to do that is endorse the worst, in the sense of he is a racist and he knows what I'm talking about. – Tom Metzger
  8. Today, it's money. There's no question about that. Unless you endorse a grill that cooks hamburgers and steaks, where else can you make the kind of money that you can make in the ring if you're good? – Dick Schaap
  9. If there were something that I was going to endorse it would probably be something like sneakers. – Justin Timberlake
  10. Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products. – Bob Uecker
  11. Community -based policing has now come to mean everything. It's a slogan. It has come to mean so many different things that people who endorse it, such as the Congress of the United States, do not know what they are talking about. – James Q. Wilson

Usage examples for endorse:

  1. Indeed, in spite of all his sport, he almost agreed with Hood- " There's something in a horse That I can always honour, but never could endorse – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  2. And both being extremely generous men, and fast enough for any thing, they soon made a large circle of friends, whose paper they were ready to endorse out of sheer love. ” – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  3. Others can judge only whether they endorse my right, and whether it exists as right for them too. ” – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  4. But he was far from desiring to endorse the colonel's inferred claim as to the purity of his business methods. ” – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  5. The fifty dollars was just enough to pay the interest and I could endorse it on the back of the note. ” – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  6. At Carlton House Terrace they strongly endorse the Emperor's ideas, and he tells me that the movement should first arise in commercial and shipping circles. ” – The Secrets of Potsdam by William Le Queux
  7. At least two separate calls have been issued by the German workers to organize exactly as the I. W. W. The recently formed 'Freie Arbeiter Union' is also a federation of industrial unions that endorse our principles. ” – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  8. “ I did not believe much in what he said, nor could I reasonably endorse many of his statements; but he did it all so genially and naturally that one felt almost ashamed to question the matter of his discourse. ” – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  9. With regard to the working moral standard of society there is just this to be said, that if the Christian standard be the true one then our aim must be nothing less than a condition in which public opinion shall in all things endorse the latter. ” – Men, Women, and God by A. Herbert Gray
  10. In fact, I suspect that you yourself would endorse it emphatically, especially when I admit that the premise is correct from which the conclusion is drawn. ” – Windyridge by W. Riley
  11. He would sit day after day with a field- glass against his eyes in order personally to endorse or refute the evidence suggesting that the cuckoo does lay on the ground and not in a nest. ” – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  12. This was an attitude of mind which Ulster could endorse although it did not fully represent Ulster's conviction: but this was the case which Sir Edward Carson always made on behalf of Ulster, and he made it as an Irishman whose personal interests and connections lay in the South of Ireland, not in the North. ” – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  13. Do not endorse a draft with just your name, for in that case, anyone into whose hands it falls may collect. ” – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  14. “ " Suppose," came the soft voice of Sarka the First, interrupting Dalis, " that you put the matter up to your Gens, O wise and noble Dalis, and see which scheme they would endorse if given the choice in the matter- and were your scheme still possible!" ” – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  15. Does it ever occur to you, my dear, that Blake might not always endorse your opinion? ” – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  16. If a theist retorts that it is, after all, of very little importance whether or not we are able to divine the methods of creation, so long as the facts are there to attest that, in some way or other, the observable phenomena of nature must be due to Intelligence of some kind as their ultimate cause, then I am the first to endorse this remark. ” – Thoughts on Religion by George John Romanes
  17. Nevertheless, in calling upon the believers in political evasion to consent for this once to reverse their principle and to endorse a positive action, he had taken a great risk. ” – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  18. This Coleridge had to show to clear himself of the common condemnation in which he had been involved, as one wrongly assumed to endorse Wordsworth's theory. ” – Aspects of Literature by J. Middleton Murry

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