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Endorse this cheque 'Jane Meredith' and make it payable to me personally.

Naturally he felt called upon to endorse his heroine, to defend her.

Thus it is usual for the husband's deeds to be endorsed by the wife, while he did not endorse hers.

Believe me, my reason is one that you will be first to endorse when it is known to you.'

When you tell me you cease to endorse my pledges, I feel I am a bankrupt in your esteem.'

It's a shame the Municipal League cannot endorse a noble, splendid woman like her.

We endorse notes and go security for our friends, not because we want to but because we cannot say No.

I hope it will not soon be forgotten that Punch was not ashamed to endorse this charge.

Would it surprise you to hear me say that I am inclined to endorse what you have just said?

The man had dishonoured him, counting on his gratitude to endorse the lie.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. endosse "alteration," from Old French endosser (12c.), literally "to put on back," from en- "put on" (see en- (1)) + dos "back," from Latin dossum, variant of dorsum.

Sense of "confirm, approve" (by signing on the back) is recorded in English first in 1847. Assimilated 16c. in form to Medieval Latin indorsare. Related: Endorsed; endorsing.

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