1 Also, assets. property, resources, possessions, holdings, effects, capital, means, valuables, money, wealth:
We have to pay a tax on the company's assets. Her only liquid asset was some shares in the Suez Canal Company.
2 talent, strength, advantage, resource, benefit:
His main asset is that he speaks fluent Japanese.
1 useful person/thing
big, considerable, great, important, invaluable, precious, priceless, real, tremendous, useful, valuable
The teachers are the school's biggest asset.
| best, main, major, principal, prize | cultural
The tourist industry requires that the country's cultural assets be made more accessible.
Bow windows are a natural asset to any room and should be highlighted.
She will be an asset to any school she attends.
2 what a company owns
combined, total | gross | net
The company's net assets are worth millions.
| business, company, corporate | commercial, financial | current, disposable, liquid
Liquid assets can be sold more quickly.
| capital, fixed, non-cash, non-monetary, physical, property | tangible | intangible | depreciable, wasting | hidden
They have hidden assets in banks around the world.
| foreign, overseas | personal | national, public, state
VERB + ASSET
have, hold, own, possess
assets held by the company in Asia
He transferred all his assets into his wife's name.
| accumulate, acquire, buy | dispose of, realize, sell
The business disposed of all its capital assets.
| increase, reduce
The company has increased its UK assets.
The courts can order a company's assets to be frozen.
| release, unfreeze
ASSET + VERB
Net assets have grown to $169 million.
| decline, depreciate, dwindle
ASSET + NOUN
value | management | sale | stripping
measures to prevent asset stripping
assets and liabilities
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