assassinate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, in terms of political explanations.
    • To destroy or injure treacherously: assassinate a rival's personality.
    • To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence.
    • To assail with murderous intent; thus, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly.
  • verb:
    • To harm, spoil, or defame seriously or destroy by treachery, slander, libel, or obscure attack.
    • murder; especially of socially prominent individuals
    • demolish or damage really, by someone's reputation
  • noun:
    • murder, murder.
    • An assassin.
    • An assassination, murder, or murderous assault.
    • An assassin.
    • Assassination; murderous assault.
    • An assassin.
  • others:
    • To kill or make an effort to kill by shock or secret assault; murder by sudden or treacherous assault.
    • To assault; maltreat.
    • Figuratively, to blight or destroy treacherously; overthrow by foul or unjust means: since, to assassinate someone's character or reputation.
    • To dedicate murder by murder.

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