liquidate assets

liquidate assets
convert assets into cash, sell off assets for their cash value

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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