endorse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v endorse sign as evidence of legal transfer "endorse cheques"
    • v endorse guarantee as meeting a certain standard "certified grade AAA meat"
    • v endorse be behind; approve of "He plumped for the Labor Party","I backed Kennedy in 1960"
    • v endorse give support or one's approval to "I'll second that motion","I can't back this plan","endorse a new project"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Endorse (Her) A subordinary, resembling the pale, but of one fourth its width (according to some writers, one eighth).
    • v. t Endorse Same as Indorse.☞ Both endorse and indorse are used by good writers; but the tendency is to the more general use of indorse and its derivatives indorsee indorser, and indorsement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Endorse to write one's name on the back of: to assign by writing on the back of: to give one's sanction to: to lay on the back, to load
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Quotations

  • Claiborne Pell
    Claiborne Pell
    “My opponent called me a cream puff. Well, I rushed out and got the baker's union to endorse me.”
  • Elias Canetti
    Elias%20Canetti
    “One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.”
  • Annie Lennox
    Annie Lennox
    “There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t.”
  • Mal Pancoast
    Mal%20Pancoast
    “Thinking is heavily endorsed.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formerly endosse, fr. F. endosser, to put on the back, to endorse; pref. en-,L. in,) + dos, back, L. dorsum,. See Dorsal, and cf. Indorse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Changed from M. E. endosse under the influence of Low L. indorsārein, on, dorsum, the back.

Usage

In literature:

Why, in twenty years' time Rockefeller will be asking you to endorse his notes.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
This Organization is not in any way connected with nor does it endorse any other societies using the name of Theosophy.
"Studies in Occultism; A Series of Reprints from the Writings of H. P. Blavatsky" by H. P. Blavatsky
The Democratic platform of 1912 had endorsed this same legislation.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I" by Burton J. Hendrick
Most writers endorse the idea of tangential lockings, and Saunier speaks of the escapement as shown at Fig.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
His paper or endorsement is good at any time.
"The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States" by Martin R. Delany
We are willin to endorse Androo Johnson, or any other man.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
It is endorsed to me by Henry Brimstead and I want to collect it.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
I, therefore, merely endorsed the papers with my initials and sent them on, without having given the subject much attention.
"Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913" by Evelyn Baring
I, for one, endorse his gallant words.
"Health and Education" by Charles Kingsley
It is the latest and best standard work recommended and endorsed by all who have read it.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
AN INTRODUCTION A SOCIAL ENDORSEMENT.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Haven't you endorsed my notes when nobody else would back my paper?
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
It is the latest and best standard work recommended and endorsed by all who have read it.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
I glanced at the endorsement on the back.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
I endorsed the selection.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
The Imaam and Mufti always endorse my prohibitions of fasting to my patients.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
For many reasons, the opinions of Captain Thomas are endorsed by the present writer.
"Fians, Fairies and Picts" by David MacRitchie
Secondly: Am I willing to lose this sum for the friend for whom I endorse?
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
It won't even endorse it over.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
Endorsed by the German Foreign Office (Sept. 14).
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
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In poetry:

Who said the
number was unlucky?
It was a man, who,
trying to pass us,
had his licence endorsed
thirteen times.
"Thirteen Blackbirds Looking at a Man" by R S Thomas
Then the Banker endorsed a blank check (which he crossed),
And changed his loose silver for notes.
The Baker with care combed his whiskers and hair,
And shook the dust out of his coats.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Then the Banker endorsed a blank cheque (which he crossed),
And changed his loose silver for notes:
The Baker with care combed his whiskers and hair.
And shook the dust out of his coats:
"Fit The Fourth - The Hunting" by Lewis Carroll
When hands are united, and hearts are entwined,
And the bond of affection endorsed by the mind;
When the heart's warm devotion our reason approves,
And respect ever dwells with the graces and loves;
"Lines Inscribed To Mrs. M. Fairlie of Viewfield House" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Legislative endorsements, districts 17-19: Rohn, Goodsell earn.
Tea Party conservatives in the House of Representatives are right: A proposal endorsed by the House Budget Committee does not go far enough to reduce deficit spending .
Deputy Sheriff 's Association Endorses Hermantown City Councilor.
Candidate for St Louis County Commissioner, District Five, Pete Stauber has received the endorsement of the St Louis County Deputy Sheriff 's Association, LELS Local #288.
Both men say they were deeply moved by President Obama's recent statements endorsing marriage equality.
The South African activist and eight other Nobel Peace Laureates slam the embattled reality show as an endorsement of war and armed violence.
Clint Eastwood isn't endorsing Obama.
Coming from a company whose cafes seem to be on every corner, that's a powerful endorsement.
As a former resident of West Town, I fully endorse the recommendations by Nora O'Donnell and Cassie Walker for dining and shopping along Chicago Avenue, especially Hoosier Mama and the new West Town Public Library.
Given that the majority of American Jews are loyal Democrats, it is neither surprising nor unusual that the Obama campaign would be able to assemble a large list of rabbis who endorsed the president's re-election.
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price's endorsement was once coveted by Democrats and even some Republicans because of his influence over voters in the southern part of the county.
) and avoiding all discussion of the incompetence and dishonesty of the Obama administration's handling of Libya, has endorsed Barack Obama again.
Last Friday the New York Times asked me to comment on New Mexico Gov Bill Richardson's endorsement of Sen Barack Obama for president.
It's pathetic when politicians — two politicians for Washington state governor, President Obama and US Sen Maria Cantwell — endorse this Columbia River Crossing bridge replacement proposal, all for political votes.
NA - endorsed by Fairfax County Democratic Committee.
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In science:

One of the most dramatic developments here has been the announcement 109 of the ITRP recommendation that the ILC be based on superconducting rf technology 111 , and its endorsement by ICFA.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
Some people are required to find an “endorser” for any paper which they wish to post. I am not so required because I was grandfathered in.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
But if I did need to find an endorser, it might not be easy, and I might not want to try.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
For example, I am not sure that I could find an endorser for this submission, and I probably wouldn’t try.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
At a conference on “New Theories of Physics” at Warsaw in 1938, Niels Bohr, the guiding sprit behind the longdominant Copenhagen interpretation of Quantum mechanics, publicly endorsed it after a presentation of it by Von-Neumann.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
He endorses his argument with an almost incomprehensible example with barrels of wine, which shows clearly that he does not know how to use mathematical theory in applications to problems of the physical world5 .
A Comment on "On Some Contradictory Computations in Multi-dimensional Mathematics"
To endorse our statement we ask you to go to Section 3 of where you can read: “The most common idea of change (or transformation) of variables occurs in the real line R (arithmetic).
A Comment on "On Some Contradictory Computations in Multi-dimensional Mathematics"
It is not our purpose here to endorse any specific model.
Tight coupling expansion and fully inhomogeneous magnetic fields
Opinions, interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the U.S.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Squeezed-Light Laser Radar
The use of the SCRF technology was recommended by the International Technology Recommendation Panel (ITRP) in August 2004 , and shortly thereafter endorsed by the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA).
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Thus, the examples here should be taken as indicative of possible approaches rather than as endorsements for a particular approach.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
When the decision to build a large electronpositron collider, LEP, at CERN was made, DESY endorsed the HERA proposal , i.e. the plan to build an electron-proton collider at highest attainable energy, i.e. s ≃ 105 GeV2 with Ee ≃ 30 GeV and Ep ≃ 800 GeV.
Collider Physics at HERA
Endorsed by the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory & Astrophysical Plasmas (www.cmso.info./), an NSF Physics Frontier Center in partnership with DoE.
Magnetic Fields in Stellar Astrophysics
Endorsed by the Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory & Astrophysical Plasmas (www.cmso.info./), an NSF Physics Frontier Center in partnership with DoE.
Magnetic Fields in Stellar Astrophysics
However, we are not ready to completely endorse this statement and prefer a pragmatic approach which is to try to reduce this ambiguity as much as possible.
Asymptotic freedom in inflationary cosmology with a non-minimally coupled Higgs field
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