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 for endorse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indorse \In*dorse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indorsed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Indorsing.] [LL. indorsare. See Endorse.] [Written
     also endorse.]
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     1. To cover the back of; to load or burden. [Obs.]
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              Elephants indorsed with towers.       --Milton.
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     2. To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as
        a direction, heading, memorandum, or address.
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     3. (Law & Com.) To write one's name, alone or with other
        words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of
        transferring it, or to secure the payment of a note,
        draft, or the like; to guarantee the payment, fulfillment,
        performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon
        the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest,
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     4. To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by
        approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion.
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     To indorse in blank, to write one's name on the back of a
        note or bill, leaving a blank to be filled by the holder.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endorse \En*dorse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Endorsed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Endorsing.] [Formerly endosse, fr. F. endosser to
     put on the back, to endorse; pref. en- (L. in) + dos back, L.
     dorsum. See Dorsal, and cf. Indorse.]
     Same as Indorse.
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     Note: Both endorse and indorse are used by good writers; but
           the tendency is to the more general use of indorse and
           its derivatives indorsee, indorser, and indorsement.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endorse \En*dorse"\, n. (Her.)
     A subordinary, resembling the pale, but of one fourth its
     width (according to some writers, one eighth).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I
           backed Kennedy in 1960" [syn: back, endorse, indorse,
           plump for, plunk for, support]
      2: give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion";
         "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project" [syn:
         second, back, endorse, indorse]
      3: guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA
         meat" [syn: certify, endorse, indorse]
      4: sign as evidence of legal transfer; "endorse cheques" [syn:
         endorse, indorse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "endorse":
     OK, abet, accede to, accept, accord to, accredit, admire, advocate,
     affirm, agree to, aid and abet, amen, approve, approve of, assent,
     assure, attest, authenticate, authorize, autograph, back, back up,
     be sponsor for, be willing, bless, bond, certify, champion,
     comfort, command, condescend, confirm, connive at, consent,
     consent to silently, cosign, countenance, countersecure,
     countersign, deign, elect, embolden, encourage, ensure, esteem,
     favor, give consent, give permission, give the go-ahead,
     give the imprimatur, give thumbs up, go along with, go for, grant,
     guarantee, guaranty, have no objection, hearten, hold with,
     indorse, initial, insure, keep in countenance, nod, nod assent,
     nominate, not refuse, notarize, okay, pass, pass on, pass upon,
     permit, ratify, recommend, respect, rubber stamp, sanction,
     say amen to, say aye, say yes, seal, second, secure, shine upon,
     sign, sign and seal, sign for, smile upon, sponsor, stand behind,
     stand by, stand up for, subscribe, subscribe to, support, sustain,
     swear and affirm, swear to, take kindly to, think well of,
     undersign, underwrite, uphold, validate, view with favor, visa,
     vise, vote, vote affirmatively, vote aye, vouch, warrant, wink at,
     witness, yield assent

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