Meaning of disendorse in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsənˈdɔːrs/


[with object]Australian
  • Withdraw party support for (a political candidate) during an election campaign.

    ‘the Right planned to disendorse him for refusing to cross a union picket line’
    • ‘He will not disendorse the candidate who has said he supports his lunatic spouse's theory "100 per cent."’
    • ‘It was this criticism in the heat of the election campaign that provoked the party to disendorse her, giving her a great deal of free publicity.’
    • ‘I would ask his state to disendorse him next time he comes up for preselection.’
    • ‘The decisions were made to "disendorse" candidates when their campaigns took an ugly turn within two days of an election.’
    • ‘Don't expel him, disendorse him.’
    • ‘He saw fit to banish him from the party and disendorse him for the next election, yet he still accepted his vote.’
    • ‘Rumour has it that this threat to disendorse Dan was sabre rattling.’
    • ‘The coalition last week demanded the party disendorse him as its candidate.’
    • ‘He was disendorsed by the party for his public comments.’
    • ‘Her anti-immigration policies and mistrust of multiculturalism led to her being disendorsed by the party and widely criticised by the left.’


1990s from dis- + endorse.