liquidate

  • 1 liquidate — liq·ui·date / li kwə ˌdāt/ vb dat·ed, dat·ing vt 1: to determine by agreement or litigation the precise amount of; also: to settle (a debt) by payment or other adjustment 2 a: to determine the liabilities and apportion the assets of esp. in… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Liquidate — Liq ui*date (l[i^]k w[i^]*d[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liquidated} ( d[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liquidating}.] [LL. liquidatus, p. p. of liquidare to liquidate, fr. L. liquidus liquid, clear. See {Liquid}.] 1. (Law) To determine by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 liquidate — liquidate, liquidize Liquidate is the word used in business contexts and in the sense ‘eliminate by killing’. Liquidize is a more recent word meaning ‘to make liquid’ (in physical senses) and is now principally used in the context of the kitchen… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 liquidate — [v1] pay; change into cash cash, cash in, cash out, clear, convert, discharge, exchange, honor, pay off, quit, realize, reimburse, repay, satisfy, sell off, sell up, settle, square; concept 330 Ant. invest, keep liquidate [v2] destroy, dissolve… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 liquidate — [lik′wi dāt΄] vt. liquidated, liquidating [< ML liquidatus, pp. of liquidare, to make liquid or clear < L liquidus, LIQUID] 1. to settle by agreement or legal process the amount of (indebtedness, damages, etc.) 2. to settle the accounts of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 liquidate — (v.) 1570s, to reduce to order, to set out clearly (of accounts), from L.L. or M.L. liquidatus, pp. of liquidare to melt, make liquid or clear, clarify, from L. liquidus (see LIQUID (Cf. liquid)). Sense of clear away (a debt) first recorded 1755 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 liquidate — ► VERB 1) wind up the affairs of (a company) by ascertaining liabilities and apportioning assets. 2) convert (assets) into cash. 3) pay off (a debt). 4) informal eliminate; kill. DERIVATIVES liquidation noun liquidator noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 liquidate — to settle a debt or to convert to cash.This literally means to do away with. Glossary of Business Terms Selling (or purchasing) futures contracts of the same delivery month purchased (or sold) during an earlier transaction or making (or taking)… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 liquidate — /lik wi dayt /, v., liquidated, liquidating. v.t. 1. to settle or pay (a debt): to liquidate a claim. 2. to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages). 3. to convert (inventory, securities, or other assets) into …

    Universalium

  • 10 liquidate — [[t]lɪ̱kwzɪdeɪt[/t]] liquidates, liquidating, liquidated 1) VERB To liquidate a company is to close it down and sell all its assets, usually because it is in debt. [TECHNICAL] [V n] A unanimous vote was taken to liquidate the company. Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 liquidate — UK [ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt] / US [ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪt] verb Word forms liquidate : present tense I/you/we/they liquidate he/she/it liquidates present participle liquidating past tense liquidated past participle liquidated 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] business to… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 liquidate — liq•ui•date [[t]ˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪt[/t]] v. dat•ed, dat•ing 1) bus to settle or pay (a debt): to liquidate a claim[/ex] 2) bus to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages) 3) bus to dissolve (a business or estate) by… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 liquidate — / lɪkwɪdeɪt/ verb ♦ to liquidate a company to close a company and sell its assets ♦ to liquidate a debt to pay a debt in full ♦ to liquidate stock to sell stock to raise cash …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 14 Liquidate — 1. To convert assets into cash or equivalents by selling them on the open market. 2. When an entity chooses or is forced by a legal judgment or contract to turn assets into a liquid form (cash). 1. An individual may choose to liquidate his or her …

    Investment dictionary

  • 15 liquidate — [c]/ˈlɪkwədeɪt / (say likwuhdayt) verb (liquidated, liquidating) –verb (t) 1. to settle or pay (a debt, etc.): to liquidate a claim. 2. to reduce (accounts) to order; determine the amount of (indebtedness or damages). 3. to convert into cash. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 liquidate — tv. to kill someone. (Underworld.) □ The boss wants me to liquidate Mr. Bruno. □ They used a machine gun to liquidate a few troublesome characters …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 17 liquidate — verb ( dated; dating) Etymology: Late Latin liquidatus, past participle of liquidare to melt, from Latin liquidus Date: circa 1575 transitive verb 1. a. (1) to determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness, damages,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 liquidate — verb Liquidate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑inventory …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 liquidate — liq|ui|date [ˈlıkwıdeıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of liquidare to melt , from Latin liquidus; LIQUID2] 1.) [I and T] to close a business or company and sell the things that belong to it, in order to pay its… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 liquidate — liq|ui|date [ lıkwı,deıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to close a business and sell everything it owns, usually in order to pay money that is owed a ) intransitive or transitive BUSINESS to pay money that you owe: liquidate a loan 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English