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[en-dawrs-muh nt] /ɛnˈdɔrs mənt/
approval or sanction:
The program for supporting the arts won the government's endorsement.
the placing of one's signature, instructions, etc., on a document.
the signature, instructions, etc., placed on the reverse of a commercial document, for the purpose of assigning the interest therein to another.
a clause under which the stated coverage of an insurance policy may be altered.
Origin of endorsement
1540-50; endorse + -ment; compare Anglo-French endorsement
Related forms
nonendorsement, noun
preendorsement, noun
reendorsement, noun
reindorsement, noun
subendorsement, noun
superendorsement, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for endorsement
  • If you don't like their work, don't offer an endorsement.
  • The Economist will make its own endorsement next week.
  • This article is a book review, not an absolute endorsement.
  • In the meantime, he enjoys the drama of having the candidate mention products in hopes of gaining an endorsement.
  • He owns a sporting goods corporation and enjoys an endorsement deal with Nike.
  • Our endorsement can help cut through the red tape in communities.
  • My father told me to always spread my credentials on the table before spouting off some editorial criticism or endorsement.
  • He'll turn down nearly any endorsement opportunities that come his way.
  • This endorsement not only makes good sense; it's also inspiring.
British Dictionary definitions for endorsement


the act or an instance of endorsing
something that endorses, such as a signature or qualifying comment
approval or support
a record of a motoring offence on a driving licence
(insurance) a clause in or amendment to an insurance policy allowing for alteration of coverage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for endorsement

1540s, from endorse + -ment. Earlier endosement (early 15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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