LEO says: to endorse = befürworten; begeben; bekräftigen; bestätigen; billigen; ergänzen; gutheissen; unterstützen; to endorse (bank.) = girieren; indossieren to endorse = das Dokument auf der Rückseite beschreiben to endorse (finan.) = mit einem Indossament versehen to endorse = mit einem Zusatz versehen to endorse = einen Vermerk oder Zusatz machen to endorse so. = jmdm. seine Unterstützung geben to endorse in blank (finan.) = blanko indossieren to endorse a proposal = einem Vorschlag beipflichten
George Bernard Shaw was once asked by a manufacturer of electric razors to ENDORSE their new product - by shaving off his trademark beard. Shaw explained that, like his father before him, he had grown a beard for a very good reason:
"I was about five at the time," Shaw recalled, "and I was standing at my father's knee whilst he was shaving. I said to him, 'Daddy, why do you shave?' He looked at me in silence, for a full minute, before throwing the razor out of the window, saying, 'Why the hell do I?' He never did again."
Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950) Irish-born British playwright, critic, wit and man of letters; Nobel Prize recipient (Literature, 1925) noted for such works as Pygmallion, Major Barbara, Heartbreak House, Saint Joan, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, and Man and Superman.
1. 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.
2. To place (one's signature), as on a contract, to indicate approval of its contents or terms.
3. To acknowledge (receipt of payment) by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument.
4. To give approval of or support to, especially by public statement; sanction: endorse a political candidate.
Middle English endosen, from Anglo-Norman endosser, from Medieval Latin indorsare : Latin in-, upon, in; dorsum, back.
Synonyms: approve, endorse, sanction, certify, accredit, ratify
These verbs mean to express a favorable opinion or to signify satisfaction or acceptance.
APPROVE means to consider right or good, but it can also denote official consent: “The colonel or commanding officer approves the sentence of a regimental court-martial” (Charles James).
ENDORSE implies the public expression of support: The senator endorsed the candidate by issuing a press release.
SANCTION usually implies official authorization: The privilege of voting is a right sanctioned by law.
CERTIFY and ACCREDIT imply official approval based on compliance with requirements or standards: “The proper officers, comparing every article with its voucher, certified them to be right” (Benjamin Franklin). The board of education will accredit only institutions that have a sufficiently rigorous curriculum.
To RATIFY is to invest officially with legal authority: “Amendments... shall be valid... when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States” (U.S. Constitution, Article V).
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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