amortise (Brit.) v. settle a debt through periodic payments to a creditor or to a sinking fund; pay off a debt gradually, become depreciated (also amortize)

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  • Amortise — A*mor tise, v., Amortisation A*mor ti*sa tion, n., Amortisable A*mor tis*a*ble, a., Amortisement A*mor tise*ment, n. Same as {Amortize}, {Amortization}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amortise — [am′ər tīz΄, ə môr′tīz΄] vt. amortised, amortising chiefly Brit. sp. of AMORTIZE * * * …   Universalium

  • amortise — (v.) British English spelling of AMORTIZE (Cf. amortize); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Amortised; amortising …   Etymology dictionary

  • amortise — [am′ər tīz΄, ə môr′tīz΄] vt. amortised, amortising chiefly Brit. sp. of AMORTIZE …   English World dictionary

  • amortise — /əˈmɔtaɪz / (say uh mawtuyz), /ˈæmətaɪz / (say amuhtuyz) verb (t) (amortised, amortising) 1. to liquidate or extinguish (an indebtedness or charge) usually by periodic payments (or by entries) made to a sinking fund, to a creditor, or to an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • amortise — verb To decrease an amount gradually or in installments, especially in order to write off an expenditure or liquidate a debt. He obtained a mortgage with the interest payments amortised over the life of the loan …   Wiktionary

  • amortise — the gradual process of writing off the cost of an asset, or paying off a liability by means of a sinking fund, over a period of time. Glossary of Business Terms …   Financial and business terms

  • amortise — am·or·tise …   English syllables

  • amortise — UK [əˈmɔː(r)taɪz] / US [ˈæmərˌtaɪz] amortize …   English dictionary

  • amortise — /ə mɔ:taɪz/, amortize verb 1. to repay a loan by regular payments, most of which pay off the interest on the loan at first, and then reduce the principal as the repayment period progresses ● The capital cost is amortised over five years. 2. to… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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