What does liquidate mean?

Definitions for liquidateˈlɪk wɪˌdeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word liquidate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in(verb)

    get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

    "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"

  2. liquidate, pay off(verb)

    eliminate by paying off (debts)

  3. liquidate(verb)

    convert into cash

    "I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband"

  4. liquidate(verb)

    settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off

    "liquidate a company"


  1. Liquidate(v. t.)

    To convert (assets) into cash.

  2. Liquidate(v. t.)

    To kill; -- used mostly of governments or organizations killing their enemies; as, Stalin liquidated many of the Kulaks.

  3. Liquidate(v. t.)

    To dissolve (an organization); to terminate (an activity).

  4. Origin: [LL. liquidatus, p. p. of liquidare to liquidate, fr. L. liquidus liquid, clear. See Liquid.]


  1. liquidate(Verb)

    To settle a debt by paying the outstanding amount.

  2. liquidate(Verb)

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

  3. liquidate(Verb)

    To convert assets into cash.

  4. liquidate(Verb)

    To do away with.

  5. liquidate(Verb)

    to kill someone (after Russian likviditet)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liquidate(verb)

    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

  2. Liquidate(verb)

    in an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of , and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness)

  3. Liquidate(verb)

    to discharge; to pay off, as an indebtedness

  4. Liquidate(verb)

    to make clear and intelligible

  5. Liquidate(verb)

    to make liquid

  6. Origin: [LL. liquidatus, p. p. of liquidare to liquidate, fr. L. liquidus liquid, clear. See Liquid.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liquidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liquidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ariel Sharon:

    In Lebanon there was an agreement not to liquidate Yasser Arafat. I'm sorry that we didn't liquidate him.

  2. Chief Financial Officer Karen Hoguet:

    We will need to liquidate this inventory in the fourth quarter so that we can maintain the flow of fresh new merchandise.

  3. Stephen Briggs:

    I can't confirm it (Glencore selling metal stocks) ... but it is much easier to liquidate LME (refined) metals than concentrates.

  4. John Kennedy:

    It does n’t seem likely that someone would want to cut it up and sell it as it would lose too much value. To steal something that John Kennedy ca n’t liquidate is silly.

  5. Babatunde Fashola:

    What we expect to do is to liquidate verifiable and agreed debts that have accrued, approve a market tariff and hold the discos (distribution companies) to a more efficient and fair collection system based on the use of meters.

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