how to pronounce underwrite


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underwrite is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of underwrite in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… comes to the underwrite and the …”

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.

underwrite frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word underwrite occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics underwrite can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that underwrite can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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