1. [syn: amortize, amortise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Amortize \A*mor"tize\, v. t. [OE. amortisen, LL. amortisare,
admortizare, F. amortir to sell in mortmain, to extinguish;
L. ad + mors death. See Mortmain].
1. To make as if dead; to destroy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. (Law) To alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a
corporation. See Mortmain.
3. To clear off or extinguish, as a debt, usually by means of
a sinking fund.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: liquidate gradually [syn: amortize, amortise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "amortize":
abalienate, alien, alienate, assign, barter, bequeath, cede, clear,
confer, consign, convey, deed, deed over, deliver, demise,
devolve upon, discharge, enfeoff, exchange, give, give title to,
hand, hand down, hand on, hand over, honor, lift, liquidate,
make accounts square, make over, negotiate, pass, pass on,
pass over, pay in full, pay off, pay the bill, pay the shot,
pay up, redeem, retire, satisfy, sell, settle, settle on,
sign away, sign over, square, square accounts, strike a balance,
surrender, take up, trade, transfer, transmit, turn over