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de·cap·i·tate

 (dĭ-kăp′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. de·cap·i·tat·ed, de·cap·i·tat·ing, de·cap·i·tates
1. To cut off the head of; behead.
2. To destroy or incapacitate (a government or organization, for example) by killing or removing its leader or leaders.

[Late Latin dēcapitāre, dēcapitāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

de·cap′i·ta′tion n.
de·cap′i·ta′tor n.
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decapitate

(dɪˈkæpɪˌteɪt)
vb
(tr) to behead
[C17: from Late Latin dēcapitāre, from Latin de- + caput head]
deˌcapiˈtation n
deˈcapiˌtator n
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de•cap•i•tate

(dɪˈkæp ɪˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to cut off the head of.
[1605–15; < Late Latin dēcapitātus, past participle of dēcapitāre= Latin dē- de- + -capitāre, derivative of caput head]
de•cap`i•ta′tion, n.
de•cap′i•ta`tor, n.
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decapitate


Past participle: decapitated
Gerund: decapitating

Imperative
decapitate
decapitate
Present
I decapitate
you decapitate
he/she/it decapitates
we decapitate
you decapitate
they decapitate
Preterite
I decapitated
you decapitated
he/she/it decapitated
we decapitated
you decapitated
they decapitated
Present Continuous
I am decapitating
you are decapitating
he/she/it is decapitating
we are decapitating
you are decapitating
they are decapitating
Present Perfect
I have decapitated
you have decapitated
he/she/it has decapitated
we have decapitated
you have decapitated
they have decapitated
Past Continuous
I was decapitating
you were decapitating
he/she/it was decapitating
we were decapitating
you were decapitating
they were decapitating
Past Perfect
I had decapitated
you had decapitated
he/she/it had decapitated
we had decapitated
you had decapitated
they had decapitated
Future
I will decapitate
you will decapitate
he/she/it will decapitate
we will decapitate
you will decapitate
they will decapitate
Future Perfect
I will have decapitated
you will have decapitated
he/she/it will have decapitated
we will have decapitated
you will have decapitated
they will have decapitated
Future Continuous
I will be decapitating
you will be decapitating
he/she/it will be decapitating
we will be decapitating
you will be decapitating
they will be decapitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decapitating
you have been decapitating
he/she/it has been decapitating
we have been decapitating
you have been decapitating
they have been decapitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decapitating
you will have been decapitating
he/she/it will have been decapitating
we will have been decapitating
you will have been decapitating
they will have been decapitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decapitating
you had been decapitating
he/she/it had been decapitating
we had been decapitating
you had been decapitating
they had been decapitating
Conditional
I would decapitate
you would decapitate
he/she/it would decapitate
we would decapitate
you would decapitate
they would decapitate
Past Conditional
I would have decapitated
you would have decapitated
he/she/it would have decapitated
we would have decapitated
you would have decapitated
they would have decapitated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decapitate - cut the head ofdecapitate - cut the head of; "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"
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"
guillotine - kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine; "The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"
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decapitate

verb behead, execute, guillotine, cut off the head of The colonel ordered his men to decapitate the prisoners.
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Translations
يَقْطَعُ رَأْس
utnout hlavu
halshugge
lefejez
afhöfîa
galvos nukirtimasnukirsti galvą
nocirst galvu
sťať hlavu
başını kesmekkellesini uçurmak

decapitate

[dɪˈkæpɪteɪt] VTdecapitar
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decapitate

[dɪˈkæpɪteɪt] vt (= behead) → décapiter
to be decapitated → être décapité(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

decapitate

vtenthaupten (geh), → köpfen, dekapitieren (form); she was decapitated in the accidentbei dem Unfall wurde ihr der Kopf abgetrennt
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decapitate

[dɪˈkæpɪteɪt] vt (frm) → decapitare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

decapitate

(diˈkӕpiteit) verb
to cut the head from (especially a person). He was decapitated in the accident.
deˌcapiˈtation noun
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