Underwrite - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌʌndərˈraɪt|  American pronunciation of the word underwrite
Brit.  |ʌndəˈraɪt|  British pronunciation of the word underwrite
irregular verb:  p.t. — underwrote  p.p. — underwritten


- guarantee financial support of (syn: subvention)
- protect by insurance (syn: cover, insure)

Extra examples

...a university willing to underwrite an archaeological expedition...

The government has agreed to underwrite the project with a grant of £5 million.

Primary dealers underwrite all government bonds put up for auction.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: underwrite
he/she/it: underwrites
present participle: underwriting
past tense: underwrote
past participle: underwritten
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