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assetnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈæs·et, -ət/
something having value, such as a possession or property, that is owned by a person, business, or organization
An asset is also any positive feature that gives you an advantage: Her knowledge of Spanish and French is a real asset in her work.
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assetnoun

uk   /ˈæs.et/  us   /ˈæs.et/
C1 [C] a useful or valuable quality, skill, or person: He'll be a great asset to the team. Her eyes are her best asset (= most attractive feature). Knowledge of languages is a real asset in this sort of work.
C1 [C usually plural] something valuable belonging to a person or organization that can be used for the payment of debts: A company's assets can consist of cash, investments, specialist knowledge, or copyright material. liquid assets (= money or things that can easily be changed into money)

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assetnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈæset/
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE something that is owned by a person, company, or organization, such as money, property, or land: The company reported total assets worth $1.9 million.have/hold/own assets You can hold assets offshore, such as bank accounts or property.acquire/buy/increase assets The parties will decide whether to buy assets or shares.dispose of/reduce/sell assets The company's board could dispose of assets once they decide to sell the company.freeze/release/unfreeze assets The courts can order a financial institution to freeze assets.record/show sth as an asset This figure will need to be shown in the accounts as an asset. the sale/disposal/transfer of assets
a person or thing that is very useful or valuable: be an asset to sb/sth Thank you for your contribution - you are an asset to the company.great/important/valuable asset Our customer service team is our most important asset.
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