Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb liquidate

4 senses of liquidate

Sense 1
neutralize, neutralise, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in -- (get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 2
liquidate, pay off -- (eliminate by paying off (debts))
       => pay up, ante up, pay -- (cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!")

Sense 3
liquidate -- (convert into cash; "I had to liquidate my holdings to pay off my ex-husband")
       => cash, cash in -- (exchange for cash; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail")

Sense 4
liquidate -- (settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off; "liquidate a company")
       => settle -- (dispose of; make a financial settlement)

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