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    AlexOm is offline Newbie
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    Cool encash

    Hello! Once I translated a text into English and found that the word "encash" - to get money by a paper - has a chiefly British usage. Is it really so? If it is, tell me, please, what is an American synonym for "encash"?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: encash

    "Encash" = convert something into money [a cheque/bond/money order]. It is not common in spoken English. We generally say "cash a cheque".

    AmE uses "to cash"

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    Re: encash

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "Encash" = convert something into money [a cheque/bond/money order]. It is not common in spoken English. We generally say "cash a cheque".

    AmE uses "to cash"

    Thanks. But I'm talking about a formal variety. As far as I know, encash is a special word using in financial sphere. In this way, can such a "bank-language" word exist in American English?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: encash

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexOm View Post
    Thanks. But I'm talking about a formal variety. As far as I know, encash is a special word using in financial sphere. In this way, can such a "bank-language" word exist in American English?
    The American formal usage is "to cash".

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