Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hypothecate

2 senses of hypothecate

Sense 1
hypothecate -- (pledge without delivery or title of possession)
       => pledge -- (give as a guarantee; "I pledge my honor")

Sense 2
speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose -- (to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps")
       => expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

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