endorse [ en-dawrs ]
Main Entry: endorse
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: support, authorize
Synonyms: accredit, advocate, affirm, approve, attest, authenticate, back, back up*, bless, boost, certify, champion, commend, confirm, countenance, defend, favor, give a boost to, give green light, give one's word, give the go-ahead, give the nod, go along with, go to bat for, go with, guarantee, lend one's name to, okay, praise, push, ratify, recommend, rubber-stamp, sanction, second, stand behind, stand up for, stump for, subscribe to, sustain, underwrite, uphold, vouch for, warrant, witness
Antonyms: censure, disapprove, oppose, protest, reject, repel, unauthorize
Main Entry: endorse
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: countersign a check
Synonyms: add one's name to, authenticate, autograph, cosign, notarize, put John Hancock on, put signature on, rubber-stamp, say amen to, sign, sign off on, sign on dotted line, subscribe, superscribe, undersign, underwrite
Main Entry: abet
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: assist, help in wrongdoing
Synonyms: advocate, back, condone, egg on, encourage, endorse, goad, incite, instigate, prod, promote, provoke, sanction, spur, support, urge
Antonyms: counter, deter, discourage, frustrate, hinder, hurt, impede, obstruct, resist
Main Entry: accede
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: agree or consent
Synonyms: accept, acquiesce, admit, allow, assent, be game for, cave in, comply, concede, concur, cooperate, cry uncle, endorse, enter into, fold, give the go-ahead, give the green light, go along with, grant, let, okay, permit, play ball, roll over and play dead, subscribe, throw in the towel, yield
Antonyms: condemn, demur, denounce, denounce, deny, protest, refuse
Main Entry: accredit
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give authorization or control
Synonyms: appoint, approve, authorize, certify, commission, empower, enable, endorse, entrust, guarantee, license, okay, recognize, sanction, vouch for
Antonyms: deny, disapprove, reject
Main Entry: acknowledge
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: verbally recognize authority
Synonyms: accede, accept, acquiesce, agree, allow, approve, attest to, certify, defend, defer to, endorse, grant, own, ratify, recognize, subscribe to, support, take an oath, uphold, yield
Antonyms: forswear, ignore, refuse, renounce, repudiate
Main Entry: adopt
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: choose or take something as one's own
Synonyms: accept, adapt, affiliate, affirm, appropriate, approve, assent, assume, borrow, embrace, endorse, espouse, follow, go down the line, go in for, imitate, maintain, mimic, opt, ratify, seize, select, support, take on, take over, take up, tap, use, utilize
Antonyms: disown, leave alone, reject, repudiate, repulse
Main Entry: advertise
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: publicize for the purpose of selling or causing one to want
Synonyms: acquaint, advance, advise, announce, apprise, ballyhoo, beat the drum for, bill, blazon, boost*, build up, circularize, communicate, declare, disclose, display, divulge, drum, endorse, exhibit, expose, flaunt, get on soapbox for, hard sell, herald, hype*, inform, make a pitch, make known, notify, pitch, plug, press agent, proclaim, promote, promulgate, puff, push, put on the map, reveal, show, soft sell, splash*, sponsor, spot, tout, uncover, unmask
Antonyms: hide, keep secret
Main Entry: allow
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: permit an action
Synonyms: accord, accredit, admit, approve, authorize, be big, be game for, bear, brook, certify, commission, consent, empower, endorse, endure, favor, free up, give a blank check, give carte blanche, give leave, give permission, give the go-ahead, give the green light, go along with, grant permission, hear of, hold with, indulge, let, license, live with, oblige, okay, pass, pass on, put up with, recognize, release, sanction, sit still for, stand, suffer, support, take kindly to, tolerate, warrant
Antonyms: deny, disallow, disapprove, forbid, prohibit, protest, refuse, reject, resist, withstand
Main Entry: approve
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: allow, authorize
Synonyms: accede, accept, accredit, acquiesce, advocate, affirm, agree, assent, authorize, back*, bless*, boost, buy, buy into, certify, charter, concur, confirm, consent, dig*, empower, encourage, endorse, establish, get behind, give go-ahead, go along with, groove*, hats off to, lap up, license, maintain, make law, make valid, mandate, okay, permit, pronounce, push for, ratify, recommend, sanction, seal, second, sign, sign off on, stump for, subscribe to, support, thumbs up, uphold, validate
Antonyms: disallow, disapprove, invalidate, oppose, refuse, reject
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