how to pronounce underwrite


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“… history instead we underwrite their …”

meanings of underwrite


  1. To agree to pay by signing one's name; subscribe.
  2. To subscribe (a document, policy etc.) with one's name.
  3. Specifically, to assume financial responsibility for something, and guarantee it against failure.
  4. To sign; to put one's name to.
  5. To support, lend support to, guarantee the basis of.
  6. To act as an underwriter.
  7. To write below or under; subscribe.
  8. To submit to; put up with.