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Assassinate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Assassinate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Assassinate [ n.]
- An assassination, murder, or murderous assault.
- An assassin.
2 . Assassinate [ v. t.]
- To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence.
- To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly.

Meaning of 'Assassinate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . assassinate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- murder; especially of socially prominent persons
Example in sentence:
  • Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel
Meaning (2):
- destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
Example in sentence:
  • He assassinated his enemy's character