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English verb: underwrite

1. underwrite (communication) guarantee financial support of

SamplesThe opera tour was subvented by a bank.

ExamplesSam and Sue underwrite the movie

Synonymssubvent, subvention

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)guarantee, undertake

2. underwrite (communication) protect by insurance

SamplesThe insurance won't cover this.

Synonymscover, insure

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)guarantee, warrant

Narrower (hyponym)indemnify, reinsure

Verb groupcompensate, cover, cover, overcompensate

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