Definition of "hypothecate"
  1. Pledging something as security for a loan while still retaining its possession
How to use "hypothecate" in a sentence
  1. The business hypothecated its assets to secure a loan for expansion.
  2. John decided to hypothecate his antique car collection to get a mortgage.
  3. Hypothecating her jewelry, she was able to secure funds for her startup.

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