buyout

noun
buy·​out | \ ˈbī-ˌau̇t How to pronounce buyout (audio) \

Definition of buyout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of buying out
2 : a financial incentive offered to an employee in exchange for an early retirement or voluntary resignation

buy out

verb
bought out; buying out; buys out

Definition of buy out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to purchase the share or interest of
2 : to purchase the entire stock-in-trade and the goodwill of (a business)

Examples of buyout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun What makes Love’s comments about Adebayo all the more intriguing is that Love could be traded this offseason amid Cleveland’s youth movement, or perhaps even receive a buyout from the Cavaliers. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 6 July 2021 There is growing sentiment around the league that Love will negotiate a buyout with Cleveland and sign a veteran-minimum contract with a contender, with one of the options being the Warriors. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 2021 Two days after agreeing to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons, Griffin cleared waivers Sunday, and Shams Charania of The Athletic/Stadium reports he is expected to sign with the Nets. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2021 Last week, former Chicago Tribune features editor Amy Carr was named to lead Chicago magazine, replacing Susanna Homan, who took the buyout. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, 30 June 2021 With the buyout, guests will also have access to the Velaa Spa, which comes with a new range of treatments, including a chardonnay body scrub and a green caviar facial. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 24 June 2021 With two years and $53 million remaining on his deal, a buyout was not going to happen. BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2021 Sources say there have been no conversations with Love about a buyout either. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 11 June 2021 But the buyout business can be unpredictable, with huge returns to investors in some quarters and more modest results in others, depending on the timing of exits. Kevin Dowd, Forbes, 23 May 2021

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First Known Use of buyout

Noun

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jul 2021

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“Buyout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buyout. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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buyout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of buyout

: the act of gaining control of a company by buying the parts of it you do not own

buyout

noun
buy·​out | \ ˈbī-ˌau̇t How to pronounce buyout (audio) \

Legal Definition of buyout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act or instance of buying out

buy out

transitive verb

Legal Definition of buy out (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to purchase the share or interest of
2 : to purchase the entire tangible and intangible assets of (a business)

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