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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 ?
With this significant remark the Supreme Gobbler left him, and thenceforward the Pious Person dreamed of himself as white meat and dark until rudely awakened by decapitation.
Taking a few turns on the quarter-deck, he paused to gaze over the side, then slowly getting into the main-chains he took Stubb's long spade --still remaining there after the whale's decapitation --and striking it into the lower part of the half-suspended mass, placed its other end crutch-wise under one arm, and so stood leaning over with eyes attentively fixed on this head.
cried Tom, as he fired again, and such was the killing power of the electric bullets that the snake, though an immense one, and one that short of decapitation could have received many injuries without losing power, seemed to shrivel up.
Who would believe that there could be any one so cruel as to long for the decapitation of the luckless Pedro; yet the sailors pray every minute, selfish fellows, that the miserable fowl may be brought to his end.
If I was under sentence of decapitation, and was about to be instantly decapitated, and an express arrived with a pardon for the condemned convict Grewgious if he wrote a play, I should be under the necessity of resuming the block, and begging the executioner to proceed to extremities,--meaning,' said Mr.
give them no quarter unless they surrender;” and struck a furious blow upward with his sabre, that would have divided the steward into moieties by subjecting him to the process of decapitation, but for the fortunate interference of the muzzle of the swivel.
Les Etats-Unis ont probablement tue dans un bombardement jeudi le bourreau britannique du groupe Etat islamique (EI) [beaucoup moins que]Jihadi John[beaucoup plus grand que], que l'on voit dans plusieurs videos de decapitations d'otages occidentaux et qui etait devenu emblematique de la cruaute de l'organisation jihadiste.
Sirte witnessed the decapitations of 20 Egyptian Copts and one Ethiopian Christian in February, an act for which IS affiliates claimed responsibility.
Outre les decapitations qu'il a ajoutees au chapelet de ses atrocites, il a commence a s'emparer de villes dans le nord-est du Nigeria (25 villes selon l'eveque catholique Oliver Dashe) et de plusieurs localites frontalieres de l'extreme-nord du Cameroun, malgre le deploiement de troupes d'elite de l'armee camerounaise.
It is believed that yearly decapitations are in the thousands.
The decapitations of Grendel and Grendel's Mother are also described in terms of their postures.
Ces decapitations portent a 28 le nombre de personnes executees depuis le debut de l'annee en Arabie saoudite.