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əˈsæs əˌneɪtas·sas·si·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assassinate(verb)

    murder; especially of socially prominent persons

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

  2. assassinate(verb)

    destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

    "He assassinated his enemy's character"


  1. assassinate(Noun)

    Assassination, murder.

  2. assassinate(Noun)

    An assassin.

  3. assassinate(Verb)

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

  4. assassinate(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassinate(verb)

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

  2. Assassinate(verb)

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

  3. Assassinate(noun)

    an assassination, murder, or murderous assault

  4. Assassinate(noun)

    an assassin

  5. Origin: [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. Chief Antonio Brooklen:

    If you have that much hate and aggression to attempt to assassinate a police officer who is paid to protect and serve, there is no justification for it.

  3. Zach Goldberg:

    Instead of celebrating Kamilah Campbell and celebrating Kamilah Campbell achievement they are trying to assassinate Kamilah Campbell character, and we won't stand for that.

  4. 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.

  5. Charles Grassley:

    Reportedly, the FBI even neglected to notify the relevant local police departments of these specific threats, which urged followers of the terrorist group to assassinate American citizens, these alleged failures are alarming, given the FBI’s stated commitment to ‘work closely with federal, state, and local partners to keep the public informed of potential threats.’.

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