collateralize

[kuh-lat-er-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), col·lat·er·al·ized, col·lat·er·al·iz·ing.
  1. to secure (a loan) with collateral.
  2. to pledge (property, securities, etc.) as collateral.
Also especially British, col·lat·er·al·ise.

Origin of collateralize

First recorded in 1940–45; collateral + -ize
Related formscol·lat·er·al·i·za·tion, nounun·der·col·lat·er·al·ized, adjective
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