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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.
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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
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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]
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Translations
إغْتِيال
vražda
snigmord
orgyilkosság
morî
umor

assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən] Nasesinato m
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assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən] nassassinat m
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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
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assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃn] nassassinio
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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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Ambassador Karlov was assasinated by a Turkish policeman to protest at Russia's involvement in Aleppo on December 19, 2016.
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2010: Riots in Karachi, Pakistan, triggered after a senior politician was assasinated. The city-wide riots left 45 people dead and over 100 others injured.
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The March 14 alliance is headed by current Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri, the son of assasinated former premier Rafik Hariri.
Her husband and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assasinated in 1991.
The event was jointly arranged by PC Peshawar and Media Sniffers to pay tribute to Amjad Farid Sabri Qawal who was assasinated by terrorists in Karachi.
This heartbreaking photo was taken when he was just three at his father's funeral, after JFK was assasinated in 1963.
BUSINESSMAN ASSASINATED: A businessman shot to death in his luxury Bentley brand car in Istanbul's Saryyer district on Wednesday, while he was waiting at traffic lights.
Michael Cahill, 32, whose brother Martin was assasinated by an IRA gunman in 1994, pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing drugs for sale or supply at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.