Definition of endorsement in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈdôrsmənt/
Pronunciation: /enˈdôrsmənt/
(also dated indorsement)


1An act of giving one’s public approval or support to someone or something.
Example sentences
  • When Litan asks consumers that question, she finds that banks get the highest endorsement, with support from 47% of the public.
  • Search engines interpret links to your site as an indicator of public endorsement.
  • ‘I think they're seeking approval, endorsement and even promotion of their lifestyle,’ said the Reverend.
support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, recommendation, championship, patronage, affirmation, sanction
informal buy-in
2A clause in an insurance policy detailing an exemption from or change in coverage.
Example sentences
  • Request additional insured endorsements and certificates of insurance from all independent contractors who conduct programs in your name, or come on your premises.
  • Often these changes are done through endorsements to the insurance contract.
  • This endorsement extends the liability insurance in your business automobile policy to individual employees who rent a vehicle in their own names while on your business.
3The action of endorsing a check or bill of exchange.

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Syllabification: en·dorse·ment

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