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collateralize

[kuh-lat-er-uh-lahyz] /kəˈlæt ər əˌlaɪz/
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
1940-1945
1940-45; collateral + -ize
Related forms
collateralization, noun
undercollateralized, adjective
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