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assassinate

[uh-sas-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), assassinated, assassinating.
1.
to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person; murder premeditatedly and treacherously.
2.
to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously: to assassinate a person's character.

Origin:
1590–1600; assassin + -ate1

assassination, noun
assassinative, adjective
assassinator, noun
counterassassination, noun
unassassinated, adjective


1. slay.
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assassinate (əˈsæsɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
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
 
assassi'nation
 
n

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assassinate
1610s, from pp. stem of M.L. assassinare (see assassin). Of reputations, characters, etc., from 1620s.
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