- Endorse is defined as to give your approval to someone or something or to authorize the payment of a document by signing with one's signature.
- An example of endorse is Tiger Woods saying he drinks Gatorade.
- An example of endorse is someone signing the back of a check made out to them before depositing it into their bank account.
Endorsing a check.
endorse definition by Webster's New World
- to write on the back of (a document); specif.,
- to sign (one's name) as payee on the back of (a check, money order, etc.)
- to make (a check, etc.) payable to another person by thus signing one's name and specifying the payee
- to write a note, title, etc. on (a document)
- to give approval to; support; sanction: to endorse a candidate
- to state, as in an advertisement, that one approves of (a product, service, etc.), often in return for a fee
Origin: altered (after L) ; from Middle English endosen ; from Old French endosser ; from Midieval Latin indorsare ; from Classical Latin in, on, upon plush dorsum, the back
endorse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also in·dorsetransitive verb en·dorsed also in·dorsed, en·dors·ing also in·dors·ing, en·dors·es also in·dors·es
- To write one's signature on the back of (a check, for example) as evidence of the legal transfer of its ownership, especially in return for the cash or credit indicated on its face.
- To place (one's signature), as on a contract, to indicate approval of its contents or terms.
- To acknowledge (receipt of payment) by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument.
- To give approval of or support to, especially by public statement; sanction: endorse a political candidate. See Synonyms at approve.
Origin: Middle English endosen, from Anglo-Norman endosser, from Medieval Latin indorsāre : Latin in-, upon, in; see en-1 + Latin dorsum, back.
- en·dorsˈa·ble adjective
- en·dorsˈer, en·dorˈsor noun
endorse - Business Definition
- To sign a negotiable instrument in order to transfer it to another party. For example, investors holding securities must endorse the certificates before delivery to the broker.
- To give support to a product, service, person, or cause. For example, a professional athlete may endorse a line of clothing. Also called testimonial.
endorse - Investment & Finance Definition
To sign one’s name on a document, the back of a check, or another negotiable instrument. The signature serves as an authorization to follow the directions on the document.