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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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