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underwrite

un·der·write

underwrite

pronunciation:
uhn dr raIt [or] uhn dr raIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: underwrites, underwriting, underwritten, underwrote
definition 1: to assume financial responsibility or assure financial support for.
synonyms:
back, sponsor, subsidize
similar words:
bankroll, capitalize, endorse, endow, finance, fund, patronize, stake, support
definition 2: to insure, as by an insurance policy.
synonyms:
cover, guarantee, guaranty, indemnify, insure, warrant
similar words:
insulate, protect
definition 3: to assume liability up to (a specified amount).
definition 4: to assume liability for specified losses by signing (an insurance policy).
similar words:
approve, docket, endorse, formalize, ratify, sign, subscribe, undersign, validate, warrant
definition 5: to write under or at the end of; undersign.
synonyms:
endorse, sign, undersign
similar words:
certify, initial, ratify, subscribe, witness
definition 6: to endorse or concur with, by or as if by signing at the end of.
synonyms:
approve, back, endorse, subscribe
similar words:
affirm, confirm, ratify, sign, substantiate, support, validate
definition 7: to guarantee the sale of (a security) at an agreed price.
similar words:
certify, guarantee, warrant
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in underwriting, esp. of insurance.
synonyms:
insure
similar words:
contract