endorsement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n endorsement the act of endorsing "a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements"
    • n endorsement a signature that validates something "the cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement"
    • n endorsement formal and explicit approval "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
    • n endorsement a speech seconding a motion "do I hear a second?"
    • n endorsement a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books) "the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Endorsement Same as Indorsement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Endorsement act of endorsing: that which is written on a bill: sanction
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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
Cf. F. endossement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Changed from M. E. endosse under the influence of Low L. indorsārein, on, dorsum, the back.

Usage

In literature:

I think there are some women in this very town just cranky enough to endorse such foolishness.
"Dickey Downy" by Virginia Sharpe Patterson
Argent, a pale between two endorses, gules.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
Another, that adopted by S. and endorsed in the H.-So.
"Beowulf"
His friends will endorse his notes and take a mortgage on the store, for they know it's a good payin' business.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
I do not necessarily endorse it.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
This copy, with the endorsement, was produced in court.
"Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton" by Anonymous
Do not these various evidences endorse our argument respecting the feeding of children?
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Colonel Outram, nevertheless, fully endorsed the views of his predecessor.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
At the same time what was known as the "Obstruction" policy was endorsed, though Mr.
"The Life Story of an Old Rebel" by John Denvir
Letters and endorsements from prominent Americans seem to have no weight with these Germans.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross" by Edith Van Dyne
An endorsement on the letter says that it was not sent, but it is none the less worthy of being printed.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
People differ widely in their notions of veracity, and few would endorse the technical definition with which this talk begins.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
It bears the endorsement of Lady Nelson, as given.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
It need hardly be said that he told his father nothing of that bill which he had endorsed for Laurence Fitzgibbon.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Whatever views the Colonel advanced, Broussard promptly endorsed.
"Betty at Fort Blizzard" by Molly Elliot Seawell
Pooch's judgment is endorsed by many a Harvard man that I have talked to.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
A girl often loses a friend by heartily endorsing the things the weeper says of her husband.
"The Spinster Book" by Myrtle Reed
I fulfil his request with the greatest pleasure and endorse it.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
If I should ask my neighbor to endorse my note, he would look sulky, hem!
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
What was believed twenty years ago, may not be endorsed by the leaders of to-day.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
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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:

Al Sharpton endorses State Sen Eric Schneiderman for NY Attorney General (Erin Baiano).
Endorsement of Corinne Pierog for State Senate 25th District.
The Frommer Endorsement and the Miami Beach Counter Attack.
State Sen Rich Crandall , R-Mesa, who faces Rep John Fillmore in the Republican primary in District 16, has snagged the endorsement of Gov Jan Brewer.
How John McCain Responded to Colin Powell's Endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008.
Assemblyman Crouch endorses McBride for county judge.
The Daily Caller has learned that Sharron Angle has former Alaska Gov Sarah Palin's endorsement.
Colbert Endorses Himself, Herman Cain, for President.
The Star-Ledger today endorses independent candidate Chris Daggett and recommends his election as the next governor of New Jersey.
A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession under one-half ounce is flying high into the House with an endorsement by the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
A 'super PAC' endorsing Newt Gingrich recently received $5 million to help boost his 2012 election campaign.
News Dold Endorsed for Second Term by Chicago Tribune.
Robert Dold (R), of Rose Pest Solutions, picked up an important endorsement in his campaign to retain his seat (Illinois' 10th Congressional District).
Anthony Bourdain isn't exactly stingy when it comes to giving blurbs, but his endorsement of Prune chef and owner Gabrielle Hamilton's forthcoming memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter is flat-out over the top: "Magnificent," Bourdain drools .
Washington City Paper 's Endorsements.
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In science:

Mention of specific commercial products is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Correction of Optical Aberrations in Elliptic Neutron Guides
The Green Grid does not endorse vendor-specific products or solutions, and instead se eks to provide industrywide recommendations on best practice s, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data cen ter energy efficiencies.
The green grid saga - a green initiative to data centers: a review
Tremblay & Merritt (1996) found marked differences between the typical axial ratios of ellipticals as a function of luminosity, with luminous ellipticals being nearly round, while faint ellipticals were significantly flattened, endorsing the segregation of ellipticals into two families.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
The decreasing variance for this class of average values also endorses the statement that high-dimensional generic complex systems are well described by the average value.
Generic features of the dynamics of complex open quantum systems: Statistical approach based on averages over the unitary group
This is endorsed explicitly for highdimensional systems by our results, showing a vanishing variance in the limit of dE → ∞ which is also in agreement with concentration of measure arguments.
Generic features of the dynamics of complex open quantum systems: Statistical approach based on averages over the unitary group
What is novel in my own endorsement of this suggestion is the realization that Leggett-type experiments belong to a class of experiments – namely, the class involving Γ b 0 a 6= 0 – which is the only class available within the nonrelativistic domain to unequivocally test Penrose’s proposal.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
It was endorsed by high expectations from non perturbative methods and by general interests in topologically nontrivial configurations, e.g.
Topological Character of Excitations in Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems: Confinement and Dimensional Crossover
The latter view-point is clearly endorsed by the results presented in the first part of the previous section for various individual parameter families separately.
Image and Non-Image Parameters of Atmospheric Cherenkov Events: a comparative study of their gamma-ray/hadron classification potential in UHE regime
The data are not good enough to distinguish rival disk models, but the general idea of a flat tilted emitter is strongly endorsed.
The Ghost in the Machine
This IVOA Note reflects extensive discussion within the IVOA Technical Coordination Group, and it has been formally endorsed by the IVOA Executive Committee. This document accurately reflects the IVOA technical architecture, and will be updated as this architecture and the associated standards evolve.
IVOA Architecture
In general, if a scientist cites a paper, it indicates that she endorses this paper as well as its authors.
Quantifying the influence of scientists and their publications: Distinguish prestige from popularity
The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of IARPA, DoI/NBC, or the U.S.
Optimally combining dynamical decoupling and quantum error correction
These models have no tidal streams; in the case where tidal influence is most endorsed, with M11L and a lesser initial density of Fornax B (Model 5), small tidal plumes do develop (Fig. 4, lower-right panel).
The Fornax dwarf galaxy as a remnant of recent dwarf-dwarf merging in the Local Group
SiD endorses making polarimetry and energy measurement checks and calibrations at the Z.
SiD Letter of Intent
This law has received empirical endorsement from different studies using data from USA, Switzerland , Brazil etc.
City Size Distributions For India and China
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