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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:
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

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]
Translations
إغْتِيال
vražda
snigmord
orgyilkosság
morî
umor

assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən] Nasesinato m

assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃən] nassassinat m

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

assassination

[əˌsæsɪˈneɪʃn] nassassinio

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 periodicals archive ?
Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported extensively on the attempt and said that Hamdallah and his convoy survived the assassination attempt.
05/March/2018] ADEN, March 5 (Saba) -- A Yemeni military commander on Monday survived an assassination attempt on Sunday after coming under fire by a group of unidentified gunmen in Yemen's southern province of Aden, a security official told Saba.
File Photo - Court CAIRO-6 February 2018: The case of 292 defendants, who were involved in an assassination attempt of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been adjourned on Tuesday to February 14 by Egypt's military court.
Download ISF says it has nothing to do with circulated news about PM Hariri's thwarted assassination attempt, has no information on this matter NNA - In an issued communiqu by the Internal Security Forces' General Directorate following PM Saad Hariri's announced resignation on Saturday, it indicated that "what is being circulated through the media about thwarting an assassination attempt against PM Hariri was not issued by ISF's Information Department.
Karachi -- Law enforcement agencies have identified the main accused of the assassination attempt of MQM-P's leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan, as Shaharyar Abdullah Hashmi.
Izhar survived assassination attempt in Buzzer Zone area, here on Saturday morning.
Security forces arrested several suspects on Saturday in the failed assassination attempt of former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, according to state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.
12 July 2016 - 16:15 Iran Parliament Analyzed Islamabad-Gharb terrorist attempt and Clues to Bioterrorism Two were martyred in an assassination attempt on officials of Islamabad Gharb, Qasr-e-Shirin Farhad Tajari said.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- A regional trial court judge survived a second assassination attempt in a month on Thursday.
MANyLA (CyHAN)- An assassination attempt was carried out against one of the Saudi Arabia's reputed clerics, Sheikh Ayed al-Qarni in the Philippines, leaving him injured in his chest and arm.
TUNIS (TAP) - The Presidency of the House of People's Representatives (HPR) expressed its "firm condemnation" of the assassination attempt of MP Ridha Charfeddine Thursday in Sousse.
Baquba / NINA/ The official of the military media cell in Diyala province survived an assassination attempt by bombing his car southwest of Baquba.