Definition of Liquidate

1. Verb. Get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing. "They want to liquidate the prisoners "; "The double agent was neutralized"

Exact synonyms: Do In, Knock Off, Neutralise, Neutralize, Waste
Generic synonyms: Kill
Derivative terms: Liquidation, Liquidator

2. Verb. Eliminate by paying off (debts).
Exact synonyms: Pay Off
Generic synonyms: Ante Up, Pay, Pay Up
Specialized synonyms: Lift, Amortise, Amortize
Derivative terms: Liquidation

3. Verb. Convert into cash. "I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband"
Generic synonyms: Cash, Cash In

4. Verb. Settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off. "Liquidate a company"
Generic synonyms: Settle

Definition of Liquidate

1. v. t. To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain.

Definition of Liquidate

1. Verb. To settle a debt by paying the outstanding amount. ¹

2. Verb. To settle the affairs of a company, by using its assets to pay its debts. ¹

3. Verb. To convert assets into cash. ¹

4. Verb. To do away with. ¹

5. Verb. to kill someone (after Russian likviditet) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liquidate

liquid phase
liquid pitch
liquid rocket
liquid rockets
liquid scintillation
liquid scintillation counter
liquid scintillation counters
liquid smoke
liquid soap
liquid unit
liquidate (current term)
liquidated damages

Literary usage of Liquidate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, Council of Safety (Conn.)., James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1877)
"impowered, to examine, liquidate, adjust, settle, and give needful orders for the payment of the several accounts hereafter mentioned, viz: First, ..."

2. The Principles and Forms of Practice in Civil Actions in Courts of Record by Austin Abbott, Carlos Coolidge Alden (1907)
"Offer to liquidate damages. 1311. Notice of acceptance thereof. FORM No. 1310. Offer to liquidate [Title of court and action. ..."

3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
""Settle" means to adjust, to liquidate, to pay, and, as contained in a referee's report stating that he found that a certain claim had been settled, ..."

4. The Practice at Law, in Equity, and in Special Proceedings: In All the by William Wait (1873)
"OFFER TO liquidate DAMAGES. Section 1. In general. In actions arising upon contract, the defendant has a right to make an offer to the plaintiff to ..."

5. The Public Records of the State of Connecticut by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council of Safety (1894)
"Ely's regiment, for medicines &c. supplyed said regiment, amounting to £44 6 11, be referr'd to the Committee of Pay-Table to liquidate, adjust and draw on ..."

6. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"It appears that no application had been made to liquidate this claim. ... Bankruptcy Court Itself May liquidate.—The bankruptcy court may itself undertake ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The money was not to be and was not paid over to the defendant to pay to the United States, but to liquidate these two claims, so that they should be no ..."

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