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əˈsæs əˌneɪtas·sas·si·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assassinateverb

    murder; especially of socially prominent persons

    "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"

  2. assassinateverb

    destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

    "He assassinated his enemy's character"


  1. assassinatenoun

    Assassination, murder.

  2. assassinatenoun

    An assassin.

  3. assassinateverb

    To murder someone, especially an important person, by a sudden or obscure attack, especially for ideological or political reasons.

  4. assassinateverb

    To harm, ruin, or defame severely or destroy by treachery, slander, libel, or obscure attack.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassinateverb

    to kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence

    Etymology: [F. assassinat.]

  2. Assassinateverb

    to assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly

    Etymology: [F. assassinat.]

  3. Assassinatenoun

    an assassination, murder, or murderous assault

    Etymology: [F. assassinat.]

  4. Assassinatenoun

    an assassin

    Etymology: [F. assassinat.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of assassinate in a Sentence

  1. An NYPD source:

    She clearly wants someone to go to the officer’s house and assassinate him in cold blood just like Ramos and Liu.

  2. De Blasio:

    I want New Yorkers to be clear, this was an attempt to assassinate police officers, there is too much hatred out there, too much hatred in general and too much hatred directed at our officers.

  3. William Kunstler:

    You can crucify a Jesus, you can poison a Socrates, you can hang John Brown or Nathan Hale, you can kill a Che Guevara, you can jail a Eugene Debs or a Bobby Seale. You can assassinate John Kennedy or a Martin Luther King, but the problems remain, the hangman's rope never solved a single problem except that of one man.

  4. Killer Mike:

    I watched a white police officer assassinate a black man, and I know that tore your heart out.

  5. Malhaiko Senechal:

    When I heard the interpreter who was doing the interview with Radio Mega Mega, I immediately knew that I was in danger, in danger because these were men that came and assassinated Haitian President. If they can assassinate Haitian President and I am just a simple citizen -- well I was scared for my life.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. abase
    • B. transpire
    • C. abhor
    • D. denudate

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