Translate underwrite | into Spanish
verb (past underwrote; past participle underwritten) [with object]
1sign and accept liability under (an insurance policy), thus guaranteeing payment in case loss or damage occurs. accept (a liability or risk) under an insurance policy. 2(of a bank or other financial institution) engage to buy all the unsold shares in (an issue of new securities). undertake to finance or otherwise support or guarantee (something):they were willing to underwrite the construction of a ship 3 archaic write (something) below something else, especially other written matter.