collateralize

[kuh-lat-er-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), collateralized, collateralizing.
1.
to secure (a loan) with collateral.
2.
to pledge (property, securities, etc.) as collateral.
Also, especially British, collateralise.


Origin:
1940–45; collateral + -ize

collateralization, noun
undercollateralized, adjective
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Example sentences
It is the pledging of property to collateralize a loan.
These land contracts would collateralize the promissory notes issued.
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