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un·der·write

 (ŭn′dər-rīt′)
v. un·der·wrote (-rōt′), un·der·writ·ten (-rĭt′n), un·der·writ·ing, un·der·writes
v.tr.
1.
a. To assume financial responsibility for; agree to pay the costs of: underwrite a theatrical production.
b. To supply with funding, especially as a sponsor: underwrite a public television show.
2.
a. To sign (an insurance policy) so as to assume liability in case of specified losses.
b. To insure.
c. To insure against losses totaling (a given amount).
3.
a. To guarantee the purchase of (a full issue of stocks or bonds).
b. To agree to buy the unsold part of (stock not yet sold publicly) at a fixed time and price.
4.
a. To write under or at the end of something.
b. To subscribe to, especially to sign or endorse (a document).
5. To support or agree to (a decision, for example).
v.intr.
To act as an underwriter, especially to issue an insurance policy.

underwrite

(ˈʊndəˌraɪt; ˌʌndəˈraɪt)
vb (tr) , -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written
1. (Banking & Finance) finance to undertake to purchase at an agreed price any unsold portion of (a public issue of shares, etc)
2. (Banking & Finance) to accept financial responsibility for (a commercial project or enterprise)
3. (Insurance) insurance
a. to sign and issue (an insurance policy) thus accepting liability if specified losses occur
b. to insure (a property or risk)
c. to accept liability up to (a specified amount) in an insurance policy
4. to write (words, a signature, etc) beneath (other written matter); subscribe
5. to support or concur with (a decision, statement, etc) by or as if by signature

un•der•write

(ˌʌn dərˈraɪt, ˈʌn dərˌraɪt)

v. -wrote, -writ•ten, -writ•ing. v.t.
1. to contribute a sum of money to guarantee the success of (an undertaking).
2. to guarantee the sale of (a security to be offered for public subscription).
3. Insurance.
a. to write one's name at the end of (a policy), thereby becoming liable in case of specified losses.
b. to insure.
c. to assume liability to the extent of (a specified sum).
4. to write under other written matter.
5. to sign one's name to.
6. to show agreement with; support.
v.i.
7. to underwrite something.
8. to work as an underwriter.
[1400–50; late Middle English, translation of Latin subscrībere to write underneath, sign, subscribe]

underwrite


Past participle: underwritten
Gerund: underwriting

Imperative
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Present
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we underwrite
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have underwritten
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will underwrite
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Future Perfect
I will have underwritten
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Future Continuous
I will be underwriting
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underwriting
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we had been underwriting
you had been underwriting
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Conditional
I would underwrite
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Past Conditional
I would have underwritten
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.underwrite - guarantee financial support ofunderwrite - guarantee financial support of; "The opera tour was subvented by a bank"
guarantee, undertake - promise to do or accomplish; "guarantee to free the prisoners"
2.underwrite - protect by insuranceunderwrite - protect by insurance; "The insurance won't cover this"
reinsure - insure again by assuming all or a part of the liability of an insurance company already covering a risk
warrant, guarantee - stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
indemnify - secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for; "This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness"
cover - to take an action to protect against future problems; "Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"
overcompensate, compensate, cover - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"

underwrite

verb finance, back, fund, guarantee, sponsor, insure, ratify, subsidize, bankroll (U.S. informal), provide security, provide capital for a special agency to underwrite small business loans
Translations

underwrite

[ˈʌndəraɪt] (underwrote (pt) (underwritten (pp))) VT
1. (Insurance) → asegurar (contra riesgos); (on 2nd insurance) → reasegurar (Fin) → subscribir
2. (= support) → aprobar, respaldar

underwrite

[ˌʌndərˈraɪt] [underwrote] [ˌʌndərˈrəʊt] (pt) [underwritten] [ˌʌndərˈrɪtən] (pp) vt
(FINANCE)garantir
(INSURANCE)souscrire

underwrite

[ˈʌndəˌraɪt] (underwrote (pt)) [ˈʌndəˌrəʊt] (underwritten (pp)) [ˈʌndəˌrɪtn] vt (Fin) → sottoscrivere (Insurance) → assicurare
References in classic literature ?
No, father; I cannot underwrite Article Four (leave alone the rest), taking it 'in the literal and grammatical sense' as required by the Declaration; and, therefore, I can't be a parson in the present state of affairs," said Angel.
The Long Term Care Division of the Aegon Insurance Group, which underwrites long-term-care coverage for several carriers, has announced it will begin to use information in MIB Group Inc.
Britt/Paulk is a General Agency that underwrites specific niche property programs for Admitted and Surplus Carriers.
Safeco underwrites auto policies online through its virtual producer program, which uses "POSUM," a point-of-sale underwriting module, as the business operating system, Lebo said.

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