Prohibit vs Endorse - What's the difference?

prohibit | endorse |


As verbs the difference between prohibit and endorse

is that prohibit is to forbid, disallow, or proscribe officially; to make illegal or illicit while endorse is to support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature.

As a noun endorse is

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

prohibit

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To forbid, disallow, or proscribe officially; to make illegal or illicit.
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    Synonyms

    * forbid * disallow * ban * See also

    Antonyms

    * allow * authorize

    See also

    * interdict * debar * prevent * hinder

    endorse

    English

    (Endorsement)

    Alternative forms

    * indorse

    Verb

  • To support, to back, to give one's approval to, especially officially or by signature.
  • 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.
  • To give an endorsement.
  • Derived terms

    * disendorse * endorsement

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (heraldiccharge) 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 (term).