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cosign

to sign a document jointly with another; to endorse, as for a mortgage: his father cosigned the loan on his new car
Not to be confused with:
cosine – a mathematical term
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co·sign

 (kō-sīn′)
tr.v. co·signed, co·sign·ing, co·signs
1. To sign (a document) jointly.
2. To endorse (another's signature), as for a loan.

co·sign′er n.
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cosign

(kəʊˈsaɪn)
vb
1. (tr) to sign (a document) jointly
2. (Banking & Finance) (intr) banking to sign a document that has already been signed by a borrower of money, declaring that, should the borrower be unable to repay that money, the signer will repay the amount due
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co•sign

(ˈkoʊˌsaɪn, koʊˈsaɪn)

v.i., v.t.
to sign as a cosigner.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cosign - sign jointly; "Husband and wife co-signed the lease"
validate, formalise, formalize - declare or make legally valid
2.cosign - sign and endorse (another person's signature), as for a loan
endorse, indorse - sign as evidence of legal transfer; "endorse cheques"
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Cosigning on a loan is a huge liability, which could be as equal as or even worse than taking out a loan yourself.
Such an action, he asserted, would effectively end the so-called practice of cosigning, in which Internet pharmacies pay doctors up to $10 to sign off on each American prescription so that it can be dispensed by a cross-border trader.
Kysa made other financial mistakes, among them, cosigning on a loan for an ex-boyfriend who left her with an additional $3,000 of debt.