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as·sas·si·nate

 (ə-săs′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. as·sas·si·nat·ed, as·sas·si·nat·ing, as·sas·si·nates
1. To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.
2. To destroy or injure treacherously: assassinate a rival's character.

as·sas′si·na′tion n.
as·sas′si·na′tive adj.
as·sas′si·na′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assassination - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, traducement, obloquy - a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
2.assassination - murder of a public figure by surprise attackassassination - murder of a public figure by surprise attack
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

assassination

noun murder, killing, slaughter, purge, hit (slang), removal, elimination (slang), slaying, homicide, liquidation She would like to investigate the assassination of her husband.
Quotations
"Assassination is the quickest way" [Molière Le Sicilien]
"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship" [George Bernard Shaw The Rejected Statement]
Translations
إغْتِيال
vražda
snigmord
orgyilkosság
morî
umor

assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən] Nasesinato m

assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən] nassassinat m

assassination

n(geglücktes) Attentat, (geglückter) Mordanschlag (→ of auf +acc); assassination attemptAttentat nt; to plan an assassinationein Attentat planen; before/after the assassinationvor dem Attentat/nach dem (geglückten) Attentat

assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃn] nassassinio

assassinate

(əˈsӕsineit) verb
to murder, especially for political reasons. The president was assassinated by terrorists.
asˌsassiˈnation noun
asˈsassin noun
a person who assassinates.
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Her husband and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assasinated in 1991.
Later, on 27 December, 2007 she was assasinated at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi by terrorists.
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This heartbreaking photo was taken when he was just three at his father's funeral, after JFK was assasinated in 1963.
Salim Ghufaina, chairman of the GPC branch in Marib governorate, was assasinated on Sunday morning.
If an Israeli Jew had not assasinated him in 1995, we may well be seeing peace established in the Middle East now.
7) Secondly, in 1993, Burundi's Hutu and first democratically elected president, Melchior Ndadaye, was assasinated by the Tutsi army in a coup, resulting in an exodus of approximately 200,000 Hutu refugees (8) streaming "into the south and central regions [of Rwanda] who were ripe for political mobilization.
The blasts come hours after a TV host woman, Nawras Al-Nuaiji, working for Al-Mosalia channel was assasinated by unknown armen gun men fired at her near her residence east of Mosul.
The plant will be named after the Iranian nuclear scientist Dariush Rezainezhad assasinated in 2011.
He added that his father - ex-attorney general Bobby, who was assasinated in Los Angeles in 1968 - was not convinced by the Warren Commission's report into the killing.
When William was assasinated in 1584 he was succeeded by his son Maurits, whose excellent military and leadership skills led to him conquering large parts of present-day Dutch territory.
In April of this year, Juliano Mer-Khamis, of both Israeli Jewish and Christian Palestinian heritage, and one of the founders of the Freedom theater, was assasinated by armed gunmen outside of the theater.