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liquidate

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)
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liq=ui=date

CIDE DICTIONARY

liquidatev. t. [LL. liquidatus, p. p. of liquidare to liquidate, fr. L. liquidus liquid, clear. See Liquid.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A debt or demand is liquidated whenever the amount due is agreed on by the parties, or fixed by the operation of law."  [1913 Webster]
    "If our epistolary accounts were fairly liquidated, I believe you would be brought in considerable debtor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of, and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness).  Abbott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To discharge; to pay off or settle, as an indebtedness.  [1913 Webster]
    "Friburg was ceded to Zurich by Sigismund to liquidate a debt of a thousand florins."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make clear and intelligible.  [1913 Webster]
    "Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts of a compound system."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make liquid.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To convert (assets) into cash.  [PJC]
  •  To kill; -- used mostly of governments or organizations killing their enemies; as, Stalin liquidated many of the Kulaks.  [PJC]
  •  To dissolve (an organization); to terminate (an activity).  [PJC]
Liquidated damages (Law), damages the amount of which is fixed or ascertained. Abbott.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

liquidate, v.
1 a tr. wind up the affairs of (a company or firm) by ascertaining liabilities and apportioning assets. b intr. (of a company) be liquidated.
2 tr. clear or pay off (a debt).
3 tr. put an end to or get rid of (esp. by violent means).

Etymology
med.L liquidare make clear (as LIQUID)

THESAURUS

liquidate

abstract, amortize, annihilate, assassinate, bereave of life, break, bump off, bust, carry away, carry off, cash, cash in, cashier, cast off, cast out, chloroform, chuck, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, clear the trade, close out, convert, convert into cash, cool, cut down, cut off, cut out, deconsecrate, defrock, deport, depose, deprive of life, deracinate, destroy, dethrone, disbar, discharge, discrown, disenthrone, dismiss, dispatch, dispel, displace, dispose of, do away with, do for, do in, do to death, drum out, dump, dust off, eject, elide, eliminate, end, eradicate, excommunicate, execute, exile, expatriate, expel, exterminate, extirpate, finish, finish off, fling off, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give the gate, honor, immolate, kick upstairs, kill, knock off, launch into eternity, lift, lynch, make accounts square, make away with, martyr, martyrize, murder, oust, outlaw, overthrow, pay, pay in full, pay off, pay the bill, pay the shot, pay up, pension, pension off, pick out, poison, purge, put away, put down, put to death, put to sleep, quit, read out of, redeem, remove, remove from life, remove from office, retire, root out, root up, sacrifice, satisfy, sell, sell out, sell short, settle, shake off, shoo, slay, square, square accounts, starve, strike a balance, strike off, strike out, strip of office, strip of rank, superannuate, suspend, sweep away, take life, take off, take up, terminate the account, throw away, throw off, throw over, throw overboard, unchurch, unfrock, unload, unsaddle, unseat, unthrone, uproot, weed out, wipe out

ROGET THESAURUS

liquidate

Payment

VB pay, defray, make payment, paydown, pay on the nail, pay ready money, pay at sight, pay in advance, cash, honor a bill, acknowledge, redeem, pay in kind, pay one's way, pay one's shot, pay one's footing, pay the piper, pay sauce for all, pay costs, do the needful, shell out, fork out, cough up, fork over, come down with, come down with the dust, tickle the palm, grease the palm, expend, put down, lay down, discharge, settle, quit, acquit oneself of, foot the bill, account with, reckon with, settle with, be even with, be quits with, strike a balance, settle accounts with, balance accounts with, square accounts with, quit scores, wipe off old scores, clear off old scores, satisfy, pay in full, satisfy all demands, pay in full of all demands, clear, liquidate, pay up, pay old debts, disgorge, make repayment, repay, refund, reimburse, retribute, make compensation, pay by credit card, put it on the plastic.

Price

VB bear a price, set a price, fix a price, appraise, assess, doom, price, charge, demand, ask, require, exact, run up, distrain, run up a bill, have one's price, liquidate, amount to, come to, mount up to, stand one in, fetch, sell for, cost, bring in, yield, afford.


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