I verb accredit, answer for, approve, assure, authorize, back, be surety for, certify, confirm, countersign, endorse, give assurance, give one's signature, guarantee, indorse, insure, promise, ratify, secure, support, undersign, underwrite, validate, vouch for associated concepts: accommodation indorser, accommodation party II index indorse, witness (attest to)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To sign a document along with someone else, either to guarantee the first signer’s obligation or to verify the authenticity of the other signature.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To sign a document — such as a promissory note or lease — along with another person in order to share responsibility for the obligation.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   to sign a promissory note or other obligation in order to share liability for the obligation.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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