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(ĕn-dôrs′) also in·dorse (ĭn-)
tr.v. en·dorsed, en·dors·ing, en·dors·es also in·dorsed or in·dors·ing or in·dors·es
a. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction: endorse a change in policy; endorse a political candidate.
b. To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
2. To write one's signature on the back of (a check) to obtain the amount payable or to make the amount payable available to a third party or to the bearer.
3. To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
4. To place (one's signature), as on a contract, to indicate approval of its contents or terms.
5. To acknowledge (receipt of payment) by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument.

[Middle English endosen, to sign (a document, originally by writing on its back), approve, from Anglo-Norman endosser, from Medieval Latin indorsāre : Latin in-, upon, in; see en-1 + Latin dorsum, back.]

en·dors′a·ble adj.
en·dors′er, en·dor′sor n.
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References in classic literature ?
The Gentleman replied: "It is improbable that its authors have accurately expressed my views without consulting me; and if I indorsed their work without approving it I should be a liar."
Nor wanted clouds of foot, nor, on each horn, Cuirassiers all in steel for standing fight, Chariots, or elephants indorsed with towers Of archers; nor of labouring pioners A multitude, with spades and axes armed, To lay hills plain, fell woods, or valleys fill, Or where plain was raise hill, or overlay With bridges rivers proud, as with a yoke: Mules after these, camels and dromedaries, And waggons fraught with utensils of war.
Modern criticism has more than indorsed the high opinion formed of him by his contemporaries."