Translation of amortizar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [Comercio/Business] [Finanzas] 1.1 [compra] en poco tiempo amortizaremos la lavadora the washing machine will soon pay for itself, we'll soon recoup the cost of the washing machine 1.2 (recuperar) [inversión] to recoup, recover 1.3 (pagar) [deuda] to repay, amortize [formal]; [valores/hipoteca] to redeem
- 2 (en un balance) [equipo/material] to depreciate, write off, amortize [formal]; [pérdida] to write off, charge off (inglés norteamericano/American English)
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