Associations to the word «Assassinate»


ASSASSINATE, verb. To murder someone, especially an important person, by a sudden or obscure attack, especially for ideological or political reasons. [from 17th c.]
ASSASSINATE, verb. (figuratively) To harm, ruin, or defame severely or destroy by treachery, slander, libel, or obscure attack.
ASSASSINATE, noun. (obsolete) Assassination, murder.
ASSASSINATE, noun. (obsolete) An assassin.

Dictionary definition

ASSASSINATE, verb. Murder; especially of socially prominent persons; "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel".
ASSASSINATE, verb. Destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character".

Wise words

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