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de·cap·i·tate

 (dĭ-kăp′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. de·cap·i·tat·ed, de·cap·i·tat·ing, de·cap·i·tates
1. To cut off the head of; behead.
2. To destroy or incapacitate (a government or organization, for example) by killing or removing its leader or leaders.

[Late Latin dēcapitāre, dēcapitāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

de·cap′i·ta′tion n.
de·cap′i·ta′tor n.

decapitate

(dɪˈkæpɪˌteɪt)
vb
(tr) to behead
[C17: from Late Latin dēcapitāre, from Latin de- + caput head]
deˌcapiˈtation n
deˈcapiˌtator n

de•cap•i•tate

(dɪˈkæp ɪˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to cut off the head of.
[1605–15; < Late Latin dēcapitātus, past participle of dēcapitāre= Latin dē- de- + -capitāre, derivative of caput head]
de•cap`i•ta′tion, n.
de•cap′i•ta`tor, n.

decapitate


Past participle: decapitated
Gerund: decapitating

Imperative
decapitate
decapitate
Present
I decapitate
you decapitate
he/she/it decapitates
we decapitate
you decapitate
they decapitate
Preterite
I decapitated
you decapitated
he/she/it decapitated
we decapitated
you decapitated
they decapitated
Present Continuous
I am decapitating
you are decapitating
he/she/it is decapitating
we are decapitating
you are decapitating
they are decapitating
Present Perfect
I have decapitated
you have decapitated
he/she/it has decapitated
we have decapitated
you have decapitated
they have decapitated
Past Continuous
I was decapitating
you were decapitating
he/she/it was decapitating
we were decapitating
you were decapitating
they were decapitating
Past Perfect
I had decapitated
you had decapitated
he/she/it had decapitated
we had decapitated
you had decapitated
they had decapitated
Future
I will decapitate
you will decapitate
he/she/it will decapitate
we will decapitate
you will decapitate
they will decapitate
Future Perfect
I will have decapitated
you will have decapitated
he/she/it will have decapitated
we will have decapitated
you will have decapitated
they will have decapitated
Future Continuous
I will be decapitating
you will be decapitating
he/she/it will be decapitating
we will be decapitating
you will be decapitating
they will be decapitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decapitating
you have been decapitating
he/she/it has been decapitating
we have been decapitating
you have been decapitating
they have been decapitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decapitating
you will have been decapitating
he/she/it will have been decapitating
we will have been decapitating
you will have been decapitating
they will have been decapitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decapitating
you had been decapitating
he/she/it had been decapitating
we had been decapitating
you had been decapitating
they had been decapitating
Conditional
I would decapitate
you would decapitate
he/she/it would decapitate
we would decapitate
you would decapitate
they would decapitate
Past Conditional
I would have decapitated
you would have decapitated
he/she/it would have decapitated
we would have decapitated
you would have decapitated
they would have decapitated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decapitate - cut the head ofdecapitate - cut the head of; "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"
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"
guillotine - kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine; "The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"

decapitate

verb behead, execute, guillotine, cut off the head of The colonel ordered his men to decapitate the prisoners.
Translations
يَقْطَعُ رَأْس
utnout hlavu
halshugge
lefejez
afhöfîa
galvos nukirtimasnukirsti galvą
nocirst galvu
sťať hlavu
başını kesmekkellesini uçurmak

decapitate

[dɪˈkæpɪteɪt] VTdecapitar

decapitate

[dɪˈkæpɪteɪt] vt (= behead) → décapiter
to be decapitated → être décapité(e)

decapitate

vtenthaupten (geh), → köpfen, dekapitieren (form); she was decapitated in the accidentbei dem Unfall wurde ihr der Kopf abgetrennt

decapitate

[dɪˈkæpɪteɪt] vt (frm) → decapitare

decapitate

(diˈkӕpiteit) verb
to cut the head from (especially a person). He was decapitated in the accident.
deˌcapiˈtation noun
References in classic literature ?
To Henriet Cousin, master executor of the high works of justice in Paris, the sum of sixty sols parisis, to him assessed and ordained by monseigneur the provost of Paris, for having bought, by order of the said sieur the provost, a great broad sword, serving to execute and decapitate persons who are by justice condemned for their demerits, and he hath caused the same to be garnished with a sheath and with all things thereto appertaining; and hath likewise caused to be repointed and set in order the old sword, which had become broken and notched in executing justice on Messire Louis de Luxembourg, as will more fully appear .
The blade struck at the junction of the neck and torso and with such force as to completely decapitate the Wieroo, the hideous head dropping to the floor and the body falling forward upon the Englishman.
Dionysius I, who had threatened to decapitate the broad-
Reports said that Derek used a knife to decapitate his mother and then dragged her body outside and kicked her head across the street.