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Assassinate

As`sas´sin`ate
v. t.1.To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence.
[imp. & p. p. Assassinated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Assassinating ( ).]
2.To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly.
Your rhymes assassinate our fame.
- Dryden.
n.1.An assassination, murder, or murderous assault.
If I had made an assassinate upon your father.
- B. Jonson.
2.An assassin.
Verb1.assassinate - murder; especially of socially prominent persons; "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"
2.assassinate - destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"
assassin, assassination, assassinator, bravo, kill
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