To make property the security for a
loan without giving up possession of it (as with a
mortgage). Compare: Pledge.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionaryhypothecate (verb)
to pledge as security without delivery of title or possession
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurushypothecate (verb)
to take as true or as a fact without actual proof
SYNONYMS:hypothecate, hypothesize, postulate, premise, presume, presuppose, say, suppose
RELATED WORDS:accept, believe, credit, swallow; conclude, deduce, gather, infer, judge, take; conjecture, figure, guess, reckon , surmise, suspect, suspicion , think; conceive, dream, fancy, imagine, perceive, preconceive; speculate, theorize; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess
NEAR ANTONYMS:challenge, controvert, disagree (with), disbelieve, discount, discredit, dispute, distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, wonder (about); deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, reject, repudiate; belie, confute, disprove, rebut, refute
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