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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:
Adj.1.assassinated - murdered by surprise attack for political reasons; "the 20th century has seen too many assassinated leaders"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
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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.
He was sent for by the ministers and he came before them pale and trembling, declaring that his son had very nearly been assassinated the day before, near the palace.
In 1859, in the month of August, the young traveller, Roscher, from Hamburg, set out with a caravan of Arab merchants, reached Lake Nyassa, and was there assassinated while he slept.
He's been in every prison on the Continent and has assassinated more persons than any gentleman unhung.
Monk has no wish to be assassinated, -- an assassination would stop him in the midst of his operations, and his work must be accomplished; -- so I believe -- but do not believe, what I believe, sire: for I say I believe from habit -- I believe that Monk is keeping on friendly terms with the parliament till the day comes for dispersing it.
Tis said that they are trying a woman who hath assassinated a gendarme.
I will recall to these gentlemen, that in the deposition taken at his bedside, the assassinated officer, while declaring that he had a vague idea when the black man accosted him that the latter might be the surly monk, added that the phantom had pressed him eagerly to go and make acquaintance with the accused; and upon his, the captain's, remarking that he had no money, he had given him the crown which the said officer paid to la Falourdel.
d'Herblay wished to carry out his character of an assassin, he could very easily have assassinated your majesty this morning in the forest of Senart, and all would have been over.
Thus he learned that, after long persecutions, Smith reappeared in Illinois, and in 1839 founded a community at Nauvoo, on the Mississippi, numbering twenty-five thousand souls, of which he became mayor, chief justice, and general-in-chief; that he announced himself, in 1843, as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States; and that finally, being drawn into ambuscade at Carthage, he was thrown into prison, and assassinated by a band of men disguised in masks.
don't you understand that you will be condemned to death, executed on the scaffold, perhaps assassinated and torn to pieces, just like Mynheer John and Mynheer Cornelius.
Digna", Profiling the Life and Work of Human Rights Lawyer Digna Ochoa Y Placido, Assassinated in Mexico City in 2001 to Debut at 9:30 pm
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Atyah Allah, the highest ranking commander of the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Aleppo province, was assassinated by unknown attackers, dissident-affiliated websites reported on Friday.