asset

noun
1 useful person/thing
ADJECTIVE
big, considerable, great, important, invaluable, precious, priceless, real, tremendous, useful, valuable

The teachers are the school's biggest asset.

best, main, major, principal, prize, prized
cultural

The country's cultural assets should be made more accessible.

natural

Scotland's mountain areas are a natural asset to be proud of.

A healthy smile is a natural asset to your appearance.

military, strategic
PREPOSITION
asset to

She will be an asset to any school she attends.

2 what a company owns
ADJECTIVE
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, fund, non-cash (esp. BrE), non-monetary, physical, property
intangible, tangible
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

transfer

He transferred all his assets into his wife's name.

accumulate, acquire, buy, purchase
dispose of, realize, sell

The business disposed of all its capital assets.

value
increase, reduce

The company has increased its UK assets.

freeze

The courts can order a company's assets to be frozen.

release
seize

The authorities have the power to seize the assets of convicted drug dealers.

protect
manage, use
ASSET + VERB
be worth sth
appreciate, grow, increase

Net assets have grown to $169 million.

decline, depreciate
ASSET + NOUN
price, value
management
sale
PHRASES
assets and liabilities

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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