Perk vs Asset - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between perk and asset

is that perk is perquisite or perk can be a percolator, particularly of coffee while asset is .

As a verb perk

is shortened form of percolate or perk can be to become more lively or enthusiastic or perk can be (dated) to peer; to look inquisitively.

As an adjective perk

is smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.



Etymology 1

From perquisite, by abbreviation.

Alternative forms

* (l) (less common)


(en noun)
  • Perquisite.
  • Free coffee is one of the perks of the job.

    Etymology 2

    From percolate (verb) and percolator (noun), by abbreviation.


    (en verb)
  • Shortened form of percolate.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A percolator, particularly of coffee.
  • Etymology 3

    The origin is .


    (en verb)
  • To become more lively or enthusiastic.
  • To exalt oneself; to bear oneself loftily.
  • * Barrow
  • to perk over them
  • To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of.
  • to perk''' the ears; to '''perk up one's head
    Derived terms
    * perk up * perky


    (en adjective)
  • smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain
  • * Spenser
  • Perk as a peacock.

    Etymology 4

    The origin is .


    (en verb)
  • (dated) To peer; to look inquisitively.
  • (Charles Dickens)



    (wikipedia asset)


    (en noun)
  • Something or someone of any value; any portion of one's property or effects so considered.
  • These shares are a valuable asset .
  • (software) Any component, model, process or framework of value that can be leveraged or reused.
  • (espionage) intelligence asset
  • Antonyms

    * liability

    Derived terms

    () * capital asset * current asset * fixed asset * tangible asset * intangible asset * physical asset * financial asset * asset class * intelligence asset


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