Adjective "underwrite" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Sign and accept liability under (an insurance policy), thus guaranteeing payment in case loss or damage occurs.
  1. 'the individuals whose assets support underwriting at Lloyd's'
  2. 'The ministry and legislators agreed on Tuesday that insurance companies cannot underwrite a life insurance policy for a minor until the he or she is at least 14 years old.'
  3. 'However, brokers say if you already have your home insurance policy with an insurer they will usually underwrite the investment property buildings and contents policy at normal home cover rates plus about 25 per cent.'
  4. 'They never assumed any of the risk associated with insurance underwriting.'
  5. 'The center provides underwriting, policy processing, remittance and other services.'
  6. 'Buying an insurance-backed guarantee, underwritten by a separate insurance company, can solve this problem.'
  7. 'In February, the world's biggest insurer renowned for its stringent adherence to tough liability underwriting practices posted a loss for the last quarter of 2002.'
  8. 'However, if this is foremost in your future dealing decisions, I would suggest that you deal only with a broker which is owned and underwritten by a large bank or parent company.'
  9. 'The company's assistance will extend to policy wording, underwriting policy, claims procedures, re-insurance programmes and information systems.'
  10. 'This year, I predict that Britain's 12th biggest motor insurer, which underwrites 600,000 policies, will face another takeover bid and this time it will go.'
  11. 'The cost of insurance will rise dramatically because of the perception that the world is now a riskier place while some of the syndicates which underwrite the insurance policies will stop taking on any new business.'
  12. 'The company reported underwriting losses of €5.3 million for the whole of last year, including a €10.2 million loss from the motor business.'
  13. 'The firm was one of the biggest specialist insurers of employers' liabilities, and as such underwrote the risks by which asbestos claims should be covered.'
  14. 'The company, which underwrites risks for technology companies in the UK, warns that a number of insurers do not offer adequate cover or have access to the appropriate expertise when it comes to breach of contract claims.'
  15. 'Such a term will protect the reinsurer against the risk that no underwriting judgment is made at all in relation to any particular policy.'
  16. 'There's a desire on the part of the insurance industry to underwrite this risk, but they're having trouble knowing where and how to draw the lines.'
  17. 'The trouble is that the real profile of the risk that is being underwritten in an insurance company is never disclosed.'
  18. 'The company underwrites health and life cover and provides investment advice.'
  19. 'An underwriting bank can enter sub-underwriting agreements with others, under which the latter agree to underwrite a certain amount of the securities.'
  20. 'The brokers said insurance companies are being very selective about the risks they choose to underwrite in a market where there is a shortage of capacity.'
  21. 'They build up credits or debits based on this system and the firm manages the accounts and effectively underwrites the risk, taking commissions of 6% on each trade.'
(of a bank or other financial institution) pledge to buy all the unsold shares in (an issue of new shares)
  1. 'In addition, most of the clearing banks underwrite new issues of commercial paper and, like the merchant banks, provide lines of credit to their commercial customers.'
  2. 'America has seen the creation of e-investment banks that eschew the more traditional methods of business and instead underwrite and distribute share issues over the net.'
  3. 'Analysts who make sell recommendations for shares that have been underwritten by the company they work for certainly do not usually ingratiate themselves with their employer.'
  4. 'The issue is not being underwritten, meaning the company is not guaranteed to raise the money.'
  5. 'In some cases it can become unclear when stabilisation ends and support begins as the investment banks which underwrite an IPO are often the largest dealer in the stock particularly in the early days.'
  6. 'If the analyst of a particular security works for the same investment bank that is underwriting the new issue, he/she may be inclined to give a positive recommendation to ensure that the offering is successful.'
  7. 'One fund manager, who asked not to be named, says her U.S.-based firm, which lacked an Asia research team, bought the bonds because a major investment bank had underwritten them.'
  8. '‘We agreed to underwrite the value of all stock in the cash and carry from the date we got involved,’ said O'Neill.'
  9. 'This may in turn put off brokers from underwriting such an issue.'
  10. 'In both cases, large foreign banks will underwrite these borrowings and take a charge on the company's assets.'
  11. 'The council had agreed to underwrite the costs of repair work.'
  12. 'He also said the most useful long-term gesture that the authority could make would be to guarantee to underwrite any potential losses.'
  13. 'A consultant whose mortgage is underwritten solely by the taxpayers, he is guaranteed the free time to pen nasty little letters to the editor on subjects well beyond the limits of his professional competence, such as it is.'
  14. 'But in their report council officers recommended that councillors agree in principle to underwrite the loan for Fulford Cemetery, and revise the existing agreement to increase then annual fee.'
  15. 'In other countries, government support underwrites the cost of a guide dog.'
  16. 'The MoD has agreed to underwrite the costs of redundancies but only until October.'
  17. 'The system of public finance that underwrites these programs is inherently flawed.'
  18. 'The foundation agreed to underwrite a trial seminar, which was duly planned for the following summer.'
  19. 'The fund may underwrite the purchase of drugs, vaccines, and other commodities where markets are too weak to respond and stimulate pharmaceutical companies to conduct research to develop new drugs and vaccines.'
  20. 'This social framework exists fundamentally to validate and underwrite the sovereignty of the member states of global international society.'
Write (something) below something else, especially other written matter.

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    1. to write under or at the foot of, especially under other written matter.

    2. to sign one's name, as to a document.

    3. to show agreement with or to support by or as if by signing one's name to, as a statement or decision.

    4. to bind oneself to contribute a sum of money to (an undertaking): Wealthy music lovers underwrote the experimental concerts.

    5. to guarantee the sale of (a security issue to be offered to the public fo

    More examples(as adjective)

    "manies can be underwrite."