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Definition to approve or support
The exact meaning of endorse can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "I endorse her candidacy." — support for a candidate
  • "I endorse the committee's recommendations." — support an idea
  • "She is paid a million dollars a year to endorse the company's products." — publicly support in return for payment
  • "She endorsed and deposited the check." — approved placing funds into a bank account by writing something like "for deposit" and signing the back of a check
  • Africans want to be allowed to live where they obtain work, and not be endorsed out of an area because they were not born there.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Half of the men endorsed the Emancipation Proclamation, a quarter opposed it, and the other quarter did not register an opinion.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • We shouldn't have to pay for stuff we hate, and I don't want to pay for a health care program that endorses legalized abortions.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • By even allowing a balloting, I would be requesting that you endorse a man who Vatican Law proclaims ineligible.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Wilson resumed: "We not only grant that claim, but we welcome it and strongly endorse it.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • Now that was an endorsement.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • I think most people had accepted it, and it had obviously been endorsed by the village elder.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I discovered that it was not wise to be seen reading books that were not endorsed by the Communist party.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • They hadn't been buried in the same grave — no need to endorse the scandal.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But Nebraska did not endorse the position of its junior Senator.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But Harris's theory was duly endorsed by a slate of heavyweights.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Although Adam never endorsed anyone, I didn't hesitate to let our comrades know who was favored.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He stopped every attempt to draw Mrs. Gail Wynand into public life—to head committees, sponsor charity drives, endorse crusades.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Despite the official endorsement, their faces still showed the doubt and fear they felt.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Fifty times had Ezra Stowbody informed the public that Carol had once asked, "Shall I indorse this check on the back?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • (editor's note: Today we would more commonly use endorse.)
  • He had a state-endorsed mandate to tie down disobedient little girls with leather straps.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • This was a good portion of her day, the touring of various departments, the introduction of new products, either Circle-made or Circle-endorsed.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • That doesn't sound too good, sounds like an endorsement of nonconformity.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • A week later its board endorsed her effort.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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