collateralize

verb
col·​lat·​er·​al·​ize | \ kə-ˈla-t(ə-)rə-ˌlīz How to pronounce collateralize (audio) \
collateralized; collateralizing

Definition of collateralize

transitive verb

1 : to make (a loan) secure with collateral
2 : to use (something, such as securities) for collateral

Examples of collateralize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Historically, Black farmers have been required to over collateralize, compared to White famers. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 For context, private lenders do not make loans collateralized by future Social Security payments. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, 22 May 2020 To give a concrete example: Last week's $1.5 trillion offer to the financial industry was essentially the equivalent of the short-term collateralized loans individuals can get at pawn shops. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, 18 Mar. 2020 Fed repo operations take in U.S. Treasury, agency and mortgage bonds from eligible banks in a de facto short-term loan of central-bank cash, collateralized by the bonds. Michael S. Derby, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2020 Fed repo interventions take in U.S. Treasurys, agency and mortgage bonds from eligible banks in what is effectively a short-term loan of central-bank cash, collateralized by the bonds. Michael S. Derby, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2020 Fed repo interventions take in Treasurys, agency and mortgage bonds from the dealers, in what is effectively a short-term loan of central-bank cash, collateralized by the bonds. Michael S. Derby, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2020 In fact, there are more than $1 trillion worth of overnight repo transactions collateralized with US government debt occurring every day. Alexander Saeedy, Fortune, 23 Sep. 2019 The loans were collateralized by WE Holdings’ shares of stock in WeWork, and were repaid by WeWork’s repurchase of the shares. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of collateralize

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Collateralize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collateralize. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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collateralize

transitive verb
col·​lat·​er·​al·​ize | \ kə-ˈla-tə-rə-ˌlīz, -ˈla-trə- How to pronounce collateralize (audio) \
collateralized; collateralizing

Legal Definition of collateralize

1 : to make (a loan) secure with collateral
2 : to use (as securities) for collateral

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