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Assassinate

Assassinate Meaning & Definition
Assassinate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Assassinate?

[v] destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"
[v] murder; esp. of socially prominent persons; "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"

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See Also | asperse | besmirch | calumniate | defame | denigrate | kill | slander | smear | smirch | sully

Assassinate In Webster's Dictionary

\As*sas"sin*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assassinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assassinating}.] [LL. assassinatus, p. p. of assassinare.] 1. To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence. Help, neighbors, my house is broken open by force, and I am ravished, and like to be assassinated. --Dryden. 2. To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly. [Archaic] Your rhymes assassinate our fame. --Dryden. Such usage as your honorable lords Afford me, assassinated and betrayed. --Milton. Syn: To kill; murder; slay. See {Kill}.
\As*sas"sin*ate\, n. [F. assassinat.] 1. An assassination, murder, or murderous assault. [Obs.] If I had made an assassinate upon your father. --B. Jonson. 2. An assassin. [Obs.] --Dryden.

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