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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.

assassinate

(əˈsæsɪˌneɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to murder (a person, esp a public or political figure), usually by a surprise attack
2. to ruin or harm (a person's reputation, etc) by slander
asˌsassiˈnation n

as•sas•si•nate

(əˈsæs əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to kill suddenly or secretively, esp. to murder a politically prominent person.
2. to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously: to assassinate a person's character.
[1590–1600]
as•sas`si•na′tion, n.
as•sas′si•na`tor, n.

assassinate


Past participle: assassinated
Gerund: assassinating

Imperative
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Present
I assassinate
you assassinate
he/she/it assassinates
we assassinate
you assassinate
they assassinate
Preterite
I assassinated
you assassinated
he/she/it assassinated
we assassinated
you assassinated
they assassinated
Present Continuous
I am assassinating
you are assassinating
he/she/it is assassinating
we are assassinating
you are assassinating
they are assassinating
Present Perfect
I have assassinated
you have assassinated
he/she/it has assassinated
we have assassinated
you have assassinated
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Past Continuous
I was assassinating
you were assassinating
he/she/it was assassinating
we were assassinating
you were assassinating
they were assassinating
Past Perfect
I had assassinated
you had assassinated
he/she/it had assassinated
we had assassinated
you had assassinated
they had assassinated
Future
I will assassinate
you will assassinate
he/she/it will assassinate
we will assassinate
you will assassinate
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Future Perfect
I will have assassinated
you will have assassinated
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we will have assassinated
you will have assassinated
they will have assassinated
Future Continuous
I will be assassinating
you will be assassinating
he/she/it will be assassinating
we will be assassinating
you will be assassinating
they will be assassinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been assassinating
you have been assassinating
he/she/it has been assassinating
we have been assassinating
you have been assassinating
they have been assassinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been assassinating
you will have been assassinating
he/she/it will have been assassinating
we will have been assassinating
you will have been assassinating
they will have been assassinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been assassinating
you had been assassinating
he/she/it had been assassinating
we had been assassinating
you had been assassinating
they had been assassinating
Conditional
I would assassinate
you would assassinate
he/she/it would assassinate
we would assassinate
you would assassinate
they would assassinate
Past Conditional
I would have assassinated
you would have assassinated
he/she/it would have assassinated
we would have assassinated
you would have assassinated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.assassinate - murderassassinate - murder; especially of socially prominent persons; "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.assassinate - destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"
asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, slander, smirch, denigrate, sully, smear - charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

assassinate

verb murder, kill, eliminate (slang), take out (slang), terminate, hit (slang), slay, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), liquidate a plot to assassinate the President
Translations
يَغْتال، يَقْتُل غَدْراً
zavraždit
snigmyrde
orvul meggyilkol
myrîa
nužudymasnužudytižudikas
noslepkavot
umoriti
suikast yapmak

assassinate

[əˈsæsɪneɪt] VTasesinar

assassinate

[əˈsæsɪneɪt] vt [+ president, prime minister, leader] → assassiner

assassinate

vtein Attentat or einen Mordanschlag verüben auf (+acc); JFK was assassinated in DallasJFK fiel in Dallas einem Attentat or Mordanschlag zum Opfer, JFK wurde in Dallas ermordet; they assassinated himsie haben ihn ermordet

assassinate

[əˈsæsɪneɪt] vtassassinare

assassinate

(əˈsӕsineit) verb
to murder, especially for political reasons. The president was assassinated by terrorists.
asˌsassiˈnation noun
asˈsassin noun
a person who assassinates.
References in classic literature ?
That other lord had ambushed him to assassinate him, but this fellow had got the best of him and cut his throat.
He waited until the place had become absolutely silent and expectant, then he delivered his deadliest shot; delivered it with ice-cold seriousness and deliberation, with a significant emphasis upon the closing words: he said he believed that the reward offered for the lost knife was humbug and bunkum, and that its owner would know where to find it whenever he should have occasion TO ASSASSINATE SOMEBODY.
Capitalism, organized for repressive purposes under pretext of governing the nation, would very soon stop the association if it understood our aim, but it thinks that we are engaged in gunpowder plots and conspiracies to assassinate crowned heads; and so, whilst the police are blundering in search of evidence of these, our real work goes on unmolested.
Sire," answered the grand-vizir, "it is most dangerous for a monarch to confide in a man whose faithfulness is not proved, You do not know that this physician is not a traitor come here to assassinate you.
Is it for this I name you captain of my Musketeers, that they should assassinate a man, disturb a whole quarter, and endeavor to set fire to Paris, without your saying a word?
When one thinks," said Caderousse, letting his hand drop on the paper, "there is here wherewithal to kill a man more sure than if we waited at the corner of a wood to assassinate him
Whether the object be to crush an army, to storm a city, or to assassinate an individual, it is always necessary to begin by finding out the names of the attendants, the aides-de-camp, and door-keepers and sentries of the general in command.
that is their mean yet mighty byword of reproach -- the watchword with which they assassinated, hanged, and made away with Concini; and if I gave them their way they would assassinate, hang, and make away with me in the same manner, although they have nothing to complain of except a tax or two now and then.
They will not assassinate me in the little passage.
My enemy must indeed have been very cruel, or hard beset by necessity, to assassinate those two innocent people, my sole support; for the worthy gentleman and the poor nurse had never harmed a living being.
It was like clouds fighting, like puddings trying to assassinate each other.
And if they are unable to expel him, or to get him condemned to death by a public accusation, they conspire to assassinate him.