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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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TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Syrian analyst warned that Israel's spy agency, Mossad, is training special agents for targeted assassinations in the countries which support the resistance front.
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In a joint statement the participants condemned how the war has decimated the media community since the start of the year in Yemen, noting that 10 journalists and media workers have been killed either caught up in the military cross fire or a result of targeted assassinations.
Senior Conservative David Davis called for checks on what otherwise amounted to an "extra-judicial execution" - echoing concerns that have dogged the US administration which has long pursued a policy of targeted assassinations by drone.
North Waziristan marked a clear departure: it rejected the conventional wisdom that any assault on the Taliban in the north would trigger a backlash in the south, where cities were already vulnerable to suicidebombings and targeted assassinations.
They denounced the army's intelligence work in the occupied Palestinian territories, including targeted assassinations and intrusive surveillance of civilians.
Mansour pointed out that "at least over 29 Palestinians were 'deliberately and wantonly' killed by the Israeli occupying forces in missile airstrikes, drone attacks and bombings on densely populated civilian areas and that Israel resumed its illegal policy of targeted assassinations against Palestinians, boasting of its extrajudicial killing of several people in recent days in attacks and also killed many civilians, including multiple members of families.
According to a tally compiled from official and other sources, Yemeni security forces lost 374 personnel battling Al-Qaeda, northern rebels and southern separatists as well as in targeted assassinations during the first half of 2014.
Syed Rahman Momand, the Achin district chief, said his deputy, four ANA personnel, as many civilians were killed in targeted assassinations and several others injured.
Since the ousting of the former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi over two years ago, Libya has been undergoing a democratic transition, and in recent months it has seen increasing acts of violence and worsening security, including the abduction - and subsequent release - of Prime Minister Ali Zidan, the killing of unarmed protesters in the capital, Tripoli, and targeted assassinations in Benghazi.
However, the current protest seems to have been sparked by recent targeted assassinations of (http://www.

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