a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country <rumors persisted that CIA assets were behind the coup d'état>
a thing that helps <the team's strong pitching staff has become a real asset in its pursuit of a pennant>
assets pl the total of one's money and property <as a result of the booming economy, the college's assets grew dramatically over the course of the decade> Related Words belongings
, deep pockets
, personal property
; nest egg
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