underwrite-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: assume financial responsibility

The tour was underwritten by an electronics company.
An anonomous donor underwrote the project's operating costs.
We're not in business to underwrite the film industry.
Pitney Bowes Corporation and General Motors Corporation also underwrote these prizes.
Many of the Lloyd's syndicates underwrote reinsurance policies that insured massive, virtually open ended, asbestos and pollution liability.
Please contact the insurer who underwrote your policy from the list below.
In 2006 the Bank arranged a bond issue of JSC Tver Carriage Works and co-underwrote sub-sovereign bonds of the Republic of Sakha.
The two firms jointly underwrote securities issues for some of the most famous names in the retailing industry
Fifth Third also underwrote one competitive school district bond issue during the period, for $3.7 million.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2