endorsement Definition

  • 1an act of giving one's public approval or support to someone or something
  • 2a signature or stamp on the back of a check, stating that the holder has legal ownership of it

Using endorsement: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "endorsement" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The athlete received an endorsement deal from a major sports brand.

  • Example

    The politician sought the endorsement of several influential organizations.

  • Example

    The bank requires an endorsement on the back of the check before it can be cashed.

  • Example

    The book received glowing endorsements from several prominent critics.

endorsement Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for endorsement

Idioms Using endorsement

  • publicly express one's approval or support for something


    The organization gave its endorsement to the candidate for mayor.

  • with great success or distinction


    The student passed the exam with flying colors, earning the highest score in the class and the endorsement of the teacher.

  • publicly express one's approval or support for something


    The CEO put his stamp of approval on the new product line, endorsing it as a key part of the company's future growth.

Phrases with endorsement

  • the use of a celebrity's fame or popularity to promote a product or service


    The company paid a large sum of money for a celebrity endorsement of their new perfume.

  • an endorsement on a check that does not specify the person to whom the check is payable


    The thief stole the check and added a blank endorsement, allowing him to cash it himself.

  • an endorsement on a check that limits the endorser's liability for payment


    The lawyer advised her client to use a qualified endorsement on the check to protect his assets.

Origins of endorsement

from Latin 'indorsare', meaning 'to write on the back'


Summary: endorsement in Brief

The term 'endorsement' [ɪnˈdɔːsmənt] refers to the act of publicly approving or supporting someone or something, or a signature on the back of a check indicating legal ownership. Examples include endorsement deals for athletes and politicians seeking endorsements from influential organizations. Phrases like 'celebrity endorsement' and idioms like 'with flying colors' denote successful endorsements, while 'put one's stamp of approval on' means to publicly endorse something.