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1. underwrite

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌraɪt'] guarantee financial support of.

Synonyms

  • subvention
  • subvent
  • guarantee

Antonyms

  • unmask
  • uncover
  • artifact
  • undress

Etymology

  • underwriten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • underwritan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Underwrite

  • upright

Example sentences of the word underwrite


1. Verb, base form
A rookie MGA has to prove he has good judgment and the knowledge to underwrite successfully.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Insurance companies create a risk profile when they underwrite your homeowner policy.

Quotes containing the word underwrite


1. IF YOU WANT TO CREATE A CHANGE, you must challenge not only the models of Unreality, but the paradigms that underwrite them.
- Stafford Beer

2. underwrite

verb. ['ˈʌndɝˌraɪt'] protect by insurance.

Synonyms

  • warrant
  • cover
  • compensate
  • overcompensate
  • guarantee
  • insure
  • indemnify

Antonyms

  • arise
  • show
  • fall short of
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • underwriten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • underwritan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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