underwrite, subvention, subvent(verb)
guarantee financial support of
"The opera tour was subvented by a bank"
cover, insure, underwrite(verb)
protect by insurance
"The insurance won't cover this"
To write below or under; subscribe.
To subscribe (a document, policy etc.) with one's name.
To sign; to put one's name to.
To agree to pay by signing one's name; subscribe.
Specifically, to assume financial responsibility for something, and guarantee it against failure.
To act as an underwriter.
To support, lend support to, guarantee the basis of.
To submit to; put up with.
Origin: From underwriten, from underwritan, equivalent to .
to write under something else; to subscribe
to subscribe one's name to for insurance, especially for marine insurance; to write one's name under, or set one's name to, as a policy of insurance, for the purpose of becoming answerable for loss or damage, on consideration of receiving a certain premium per cent; as, individuals, as well as companies, may underwrite policies of insurance
to practice the business of insuring; to take a risk of insurance on a vessel or the like
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-rīt′, v.t. to write under something else: to subscribe: to subscribe one's name to for insurance: (Shak.) to submit to.—v.i. to practise insuring.—ns. Un′derwriter, one who insures, as shipping, so called because he underwrites his name for a certain amount to the conditions of the policy; Un′derwriting.
The numerical value of underwrite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of underwrite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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