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1 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

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2 a thing that helps
  • the team's strong pitching staff has become a real asset in its pursuit of a pennant

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3 assets plural 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

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The first known use of asset was in the 14th century

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“Asset.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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