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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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assassinate

(əˈsæsɪˌneɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to murder (a person, esp a public or political figure), usually by a surprise attack
2. to ruin or harm (a person's reputation, etc) by slander
asˌsassiˈnation n
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as•sas•si•nate

(əˈsæs əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to kill suddenly or secretively, esp. to murder a politically prominent person.
2. to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously: to assassinate a person's character.
[1590–1600]
as•sas`si•na′tion, n.
as•sas′si•na`tor, n.
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assassinate


Past participle: assassinated
Gerund: assassinating

Imperative
assassinate
assassinate
Present
I assassinate
you assassinate
he/she/it assassinates
we assassinate
you assassinate
they assassinate
Preterite
I assassinated
you assassinated
he/she/it assassinated
we assassinated
you assassinated
they assassinated
Present Continuous
I am assassinating
you are assassinating
he/she/it is assassinating
we are assassinating
you are assassinating
they are assassinating
Present Perfect
I have assassinated
you have assassinated
he/she/it has assassinated
we have assassinated
you have assassinated
they have assassinated
Past Continuous
I was assassinating
you were assassinating
he/she/it was assassinating
we were assassinating
you were assassinating
they were assassinating
Past Perfect
I had assassinated
you had assassinated
he/she/it had assassinated
we had assassinated
you had assassinated
they had assassinated
Future
I will assassinate
you will assassinate
he/she/it will assassinate
we will assassinate
you will assassinate
they will assassinate
Future Perfect
I will have assassinated
you will have assassinated
he/she/it will have assassinated
we will have assassinated
you will have assassinated
they will have assassinated
Future Continuous
I will be assassinating
you will be assassinating
he/she/it will be assassinating
we will be assassinating
you will be assassinating
they will be assassinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been assassinating
you have been assassinating
he/she/it has been assassinating
we have been assassinating
you have been assassinating
they have been assassinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been assassinating
you will have been assassinating
he/she/it will have been assassinating
we will have been assassinating
you will have been assassinating
they will have been assassinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been assassinating
you had been assassinating
he/she/it had been assassinating
we had been assassinating
you had been assassinating
they had been assassinating
Conditional
I would assassinate
you would assassinate
he/she/it would assassinate
we would assassinate
you would assassinate
they would assassinate
Past Conditional
I would have assassinated
you would have assassinated
he/she/it would have assassinated
we would have assassinated
you would have assassinated
they would have assassinated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.assassinate - murderassassinate - murder; especially of socially prominent persons; "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"
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"
2.assassinate - destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"
asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, slander, smirch, denigrate, sully, smear - charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
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assassinate

verb murder, kill, eliminate (slang), take out (slang), terminate, hit (slang), slay, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), liquidate a plot to assassinate the President
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Translations
يَغْتال، يَقْتُل غَدْراً
zavraždit
snigmyrde
orvul meggyilkol
myrîa
nužudymasnužudytižudikas
noslepkavot
umoriti
suikast yapmak

assassinate

[əˈsæsɪneɪt] VTasesinar
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assassinate

[əˈsæsɪneɪt] vt [+ president, prime minister, leader] → assassiner
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

assassinate

vtein Attentat or einen Mordanschlag verüben auf (+acc); JFK was assassinated in DallasJFK fiel in Dallas einem Attentat or Mordanschlag zum Opfer, JFK wurde in Dallas ermordet; they assassinated himsie haben ihn ermordet
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

assassinate

[əˈsæsɪneɪt] vtassassinare
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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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