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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Assumed financial responsibility for; Guaranteed against failure; Also: Inscribed something below.

Usage examples (33)
  • Verb (used with object) : Wealthy music lovers underwrote the experimental concerts
  • Nearly all airliners are purchased with concessionary financial terms underwritten by governments.
  • Applications are underwritten, meaning certain medical conditions or combinations of conditions might prevent you from obtaining coverage.
  • "underwritten" the suitors, so with this new drama he fills in the bits that the Greek writer left out. for more
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