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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.
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