Meaning of collateralize

col•lat•er•al•ize

Pronunciation: (ku-lat'ur-u-līz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to secure (a loan) with collateral.
  2. to pledge (property, securities, etc.) as collateral.
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