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English noun: endorsement

1. endorsement (communication) a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)

SamplesThe author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book.

Synonymsblurb, indorsement

Broader (hypernym)packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity

2. endorsement (communication) a speech seconding a motion

SamplesDo I hear a second?.

Synonymsindorsement, second, secondment

Broader (hypernym)agreement

3. endorsement (communication) formal and explicit approval

SamplesA Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement.

Synonymscountenance, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant

Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation

Narrower (hyponym)nihil obstat, O.K., OK, okay, okeh, okey, visa

4. endorsement (communication) a signature that validates something

SamplesThe cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement.


Broader (hypernym)signature

Narrower (hyponym)blank endorsement, endorsement in blank

5. endorsement (act) the act of endorsing

SamplesA star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements.


Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)aegis, auspices, protection

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