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

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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 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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The first known use of annuitize was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Annuitize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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