certify vs endorse what difference

what is difference between certify and endorse

English

Etymology

From Old French certefier (confirm, assure, make certain). Compare French certifier.

Verb

certify (third-person singular simple present certifies, present participle certifying, simple past and past participle certified)

  1. (transitive) To attest to (a fact) as the truth.
  2. (transitive, law) To authenticate or verify in writing.
  3. (transitive) To attest that a product, service, organization, or person has met an official standard.
    These blankets have been certified as fireproof.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To inform; to tell (a person) that something is true.
    • 1847, The Church of England Magazine (volume 23, page 239)
      Our deeds do us three manners of service. First, they certify us that we are heirs of everlasting life, and that the Spirit of God, which is the earnest thereof, is in us.
  5. (archaic, reflexive) To assure (oneself) of something; to ascertain.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol. III, ch. 80:
      After having certified himself of her own good health, he very kindly inquired about her mother and Miss Sophy [] .

Synonyms

  • (to attest as to): attest, witness, vouch for, approve, confirm

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References

  • certify at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • certify in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • cretify, rectify


English

Alternative forms

  • indorse

Etymology

Alteration influenced by Medieval Latin indorsare of Middle English endosse, from Old French endosser (to put on back), from Latin dossum, alternative form of dorsum (back), from which also dorsal (of the back). That is, the ‘r’ was dropped in Latin dossum, which developed into Old French and then Middle English endosse, and then the ‘r’ was re-introduced into English via the Medieval Latin indorsare, which had retained the ‘r’. Note that the alternative spelling indorse also uses the initial ‘i’ from Latin (in-, rather than en-), but this form is now rare.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɔɹs/, /ɛnˈdɔɹs/
  • (Received Pronunciation, General Australian) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdɔːs/

Verb

endorse (third-person singular simple present endorses, present participle endorsing, simple past and past participle endorsed)

  1. To express support or approval, especially officially or publicly.
  2. To write one’s signature on the back of a cheque, or other negotiable instrument, when transferring it to a third party, or cashing it.
  3. To give an endorsement.
  4. (medicine) To report (a symptom); to describe.

Derived terms

  • disendorse
  • endorsement

Related terms

  • dorsal

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Noun

endorse (plural endorses)

  1. (heraldry) A diminutive of the pale, usually appearing in pairs on either side of a pale.

Usage notes

When a narrow, vertical stripe appears in a coat of arms, it is usually termed a pallet when used as the primary charge in the absence of a pale. The term endorse is typically used only when the stripes flank a central and wider pale. Diminutive stripes flanking other ordinaries are termed cottises.

Related terms

  • endorsed

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Anagrams

  • Edensor

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