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English definition of “collateralize”

collateralize

verb [T, usually passive] (also collateralise)     /kəˈlætərəlaɪz/ UK
FINANCE to give property as collateral for a loan, bond, etc.: Loans below $25,000 do not need to be collateralized.
(Definition of collateralize verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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