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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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The liquored-up actor goes on to reveal that in 1969 he stumbled across a faked moon landing being filmed at Pinewood Studios, directed by none other than Stanley Kubrick - a fact that prompts an incompentent CIA operative to bungle an assasination.
the assasination of leaders from Justice and Equality, who expressed their satisfaction by the killing of Khalil.
Mr Sadat had been an assasination target ever since he concluded his 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
The assasination right in the heart of Assad's security apparatus came in the wake of a series of high-level defections over the 16-month uprising, including close aides and once-loyal generals.
The title is a mafia term used to distinguish the assasination of prominent government officials from the hundreds of ordinary citizens and criminals killed in routine mafia business.
Villa-Vicencio warned that an outbreak of violence in the wake of the assasination or the delay or postponement of one-person, one-vote elections slated for next year could "sink South Africa into another Beirut.
The crash, which took place in 2009 and led to the death of Yazyycyyoy-lu and five peopl, was initially seen as an unfortunate accident, but investigations later strenghtened suspicion that the incident may have been an assasination.
Belaid's family and supporters remain convinced that the Tunisian government ordered the alleged assasination of the poltician.
New York, Rabi'I 27, 1434, Feb 8, 2013, SPA -- Secretary Genera of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon strongly condemned the assasination of Shukri Belee'd, the General Coordinator of the National Democratic Party of Tunisia in the Tunisian capital of Tunis last Wednesday.
Indira Gandhi's assasination was seen as a consequence of Operation Blue Star of June 1984 when Central forces attacked the Golden Temple in Armitsar to flush out Sant Bhindranwale and Khalistani forces who had entrenched themselves in some areas of the Akal Takht in the Golden Temple complex.
Incredibly, they referred not to the annual character assasination of Gary Neville (which should surely now be declared a national holiday).