Synonyms and Antonyms of liquidate
1 to destroy all traces of <a decisive act that liquidated all doubts and fears about his governing abilities> Synonyms abolish, black out, blot out, cancel, clean (up), efface, eradicate, erase, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, annihilate, obliterate, root (out), rub out, snuff (out), stamp (out), sweep (away), wipe outRelated Words decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, ravage; dismantle, flatten, mow (down), raze, tear down; ruin, total, waste, wreck; blast, blow up, dash, dynamite, smash; atomize, consume, devour, dissolve, fragment, powder, pulverize, shatter, splinter; doom, finish, kill, kill off, terminate, zap; cancel, cut, discard, ditch, eject, excise, expel, jettison, oust, throw outNear Antonyms conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, create, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, shape; fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renew, renovate, repair, restore, revamp
2 to put to death deliberately <his first act as absolute ruler was to liquidate his opponents> Synonyms assassinate, bump off, croak [slang], dispatch, do in, execute, get, ice [slang], knock off, murder, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, slay, snuff, take out, terminate, whack [slang]Related Words blow away, shoot, shoot down; blot out, carry off, claim, cut down, destroy, fell, kill, smite, zap; butcher, massacre, mow (down), slaughter; annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate, wipe outNear Antonyms animate, raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive
3 to give what is owed for <used our lottery winnings to liquidate our debts> Synonyms ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, pay, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), standAntonyms repudiate
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