Definitions of "collateralize"
  1. The procedure of utilizing an asset to secure a loan, ensuring that the lender can seize said asset if the borrower fails to repay
  2. The act of using securities, such as stocks or bonds, as a guarantee for a loan or an obligation
How to use "collateralize" in a sentence
  1. The bank agreed to lend only if the borrower would collateralize the loan using their property.
  2. In order to get the loan, they agreed to collateralize their stock holdings.
  3. To mitigate the risk, the financial institution required the borrower to collateralize the loan with valuable assets.

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