English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'liquidate'

(verb) 
Definition
to dissolve a company and divide its assets among creditors
A unanimous vote was taken to liquidate the company.
Synonyms
dissolve
The King agreed to dissolve the present commission.
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cancel
Her insurance had been cancelled by the company.
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abolish
They voted to abolish the death penalty.
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annul
The marriage was annulled last month.
(verb) 
Definition
to convert (assets) into cash
The company closed down operations and began liquidating its assets.
Synonyms
convert to cash
, , ,
sell off
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sell up
(verb) 
Definition
to eliminate or kill
They have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.
Synonyms
kill
More than 1,000 people have been killed by the armed forces.
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murder
a thriller about two men who murder a third
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remove
It's quite tricky to remove ants from your home – but not impossible.
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destroy
They could destroy the enemy in days rather than weeks.
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do in (slang)
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silence
A hit man had been sent to silence her.
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eliminate (slang)
They claimed that 87,000 `reactionaries' had been eliminated.
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take out (slang)
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get rid of
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wipe out (informal)
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dispatch
They may catch him and dispatch him immediately.
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finish off
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do away with
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blow away (slang, mainly US)
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annihilate
The army was annihilated.
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exterminate
A huge effort was made to exterminate the rats.
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bump off (slang)
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rub out (US, slang)
(verb) 
Definition
to settle or pay off (a debt or claim)
Synonyms
pay
If you cannot pay your debts, you can file for bankruptcy.
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settle
I settled the bill for my coffee and his two glasses of wine.
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honour
The bank refused to honour his cheque.
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pay off
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discharge
The goods will be sold in order to discharge the debt.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abolish
Definition
to do away with (laws, regulations, or customs)
They voted to abolish the death penalty.
Synonyms
do away with,
end,
axe (informal),
get rid of,
ditch (slang),
junk (informal),
throw out,
wipe out,
trash (slang),
put an end to,
dispense with,
stamp out,
bring to an end,
blot out,
expunge (formal),
abrogate (archaic),
vitiate (archaic),
extirpate (archaic),
kennet (Australian, slang),
jeff (Australian, slang)
in the sense of annihilate
Definition
to destroy (a place or a group of people) completely
The army was annihilated.
Synonyms
wipe out,
root out,
extirpate (archaic),
wipe from the face of the earth,
kennet (Australian, slang),
jeff (Australian, slang)
in the sense of annul
Definition
to declare (a contract or marriage) invalid
The marriage was annulled last month.

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