endorsement endorsement  /ɛn ˈdɔrs mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
  2. (n) a speech seconding a motion
  3. (n) formal and explicit approval
  4. (n) a signature that validates something
  5. (n) the act of endorsing

Usage(s):

  • NBC: Looked at Kennedy endorsement, in interview Obama said he had "emotions" during speech.

News

  1. Buono gets union endorsement in NJ governor race - NBC40.net

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Democrat Barbara Buono has received a major but expected union endorsement in the New Jersey governor's race in a week where Gov. Chris Christie has received support from some high-profile Democrats.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC40 South Jersey

  2. Law beat: Party reviewing endorsement choice

    Law beat: Party reviewing endorsement choice Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:28 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Albany County District Attorney David Soares was not pleased when he believed a courthouse eatery was advertising with a blogger who has repeatedly bashed crime victims ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. Party reviewing endorsement choice

    Party reviewing endorsement choice Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:43 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Albany County District Attorney David Soares was not pleased when he believed a courthouse eatery was advertising with a blogger who has repeatedly bashed crime victims. [...] Soares ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. In his dissent, Judge John Paul Stevens wrote that there's nothing wrong with honoring soldiers in that manner, but the government "cannot lawfully do so by continued endorsement of a starkly sectarian message."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Lompoc Record

  2. "Well, I've always admired and respected Gen. Powell. We're longtime friends," McCain stated. "This doesn't come as a surprise. But I'm also very pleased to have the endorsement of four former secretaries of state, Secretaries Kissinger,...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: MSNBC

  3. "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from," Obama said. "He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Lancaster Newspapers (registration)

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