annuitize

verb
an·​nu·​i·​tize | \ ə-ˈn(y)ü-ə-ˌtīz How to pronounce annuitize (audio) \
variants: also British annuitise
annuitized; annuitizing; annuitizes

Definition of annuitize

transitive + intransitive

: to convert an amount of money (such as an accumulation of retirement savings) to an annuity … the standard advice is to annuitize the portion of your nest egg you'll need to cover living expenses …— Scott Woolley

Other Words from annuitize

annuitization also British annuitisation \ ə-​ˌn(y)ü-​ə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce annuitize (audio) \ noun

Examples of annuitize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Higher discount rates, typically long-term corporate bond yields, lead to lower liabilities, thus reducing the amount of money companies would pay to insurers to annuitize. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 22 Aug. 2021 Most people don’t annuitize their retirement savings, even if reduces risk and means more income. Allison Schrager, Quartz, 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of annuitize

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for annuitize

annuit(y) + -ize

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“Annuitize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annuitize. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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