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Meaning of ASSASSINATE

Pronunciation:  u'sasu`neyt

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

ASSASSINATE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.
    
    
  2. \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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