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endorse

en·dorse

endorse

 
pronunciation:
ihn dors
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: endorsed, endorses, endorsing
definition 1: to approve or give support to.
Doctors endorsed the legislation to ban smoking.The newspaper endorsed the democratic candidate.
 
synonyms:
approve, authorize, back, recommend, sanction, underwrite
antonyms:
deprecate
similar words:
accredit, advocate, commend, corroborate, hold a brief for, prefer, ratify, sponsor, support, sustain, vouch for, warrant
definition 2: to sign as legally required, esp. in order to transfer funds or property, approve the terms or contents of a legal document, or acknowledge receipt of payment.
You'll need to endorse the check before you can cash it.
synonyms:
docket, sign, subscribe
similar words:
approve, certify, cosign, countersign, notarize, underwrite, validate, witness
derivations: endorsable (adj.), endorser (n.)