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Assassinate vs. Murder

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Assassinateverb

To murder someone, especially an important person, by a sudden or obscure attack, especially for ideological or political reasons.

Murdernoun

(countable) An act of deliberate killing of another being, especially a human.

‘There have been ten unsolved murders this year alone.’;

Assassinateverb

(figuratively) To harm, ruin, or defame severely or destroy by treachery, slander, libel, or obscure attack.

Murdernoun

(uncountable) The crime of deliberate killing of another human.

‘The defendant was charged with murder.’;

Assassinatenoun

(obsolete) Assassination, murder.

Murdernoun

The commission of an act which abets the commission of a crime the commission of which causes the death of a human.

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Assassinatenoun

(obsolete) An assassin.

Murdernoun

Something terrible to endure.

‘This headache is murder.’;

Assassinateverb

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.’;

Murdernoun

A group of crows; the collective noun for crows.

Assassinateverb

To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly.

‘Your rhymes assassinate our fame.’; ‘Such usage as your honorable lordsAfford me, assassinated and betrayed.’;

Murderverb

To deliberately kill (a person or persons).

‘The woman found dead in her kitchen was murdered by her husband.’;

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Assassinatenoun

An assassination, murder, or murderous assault.

‘If I had made an assassinate upon your father.’;

Murderverb

To defeat decisively.

‘Our team is going to murder them.’;

Assassinatenoun

An assassin.

Murderverb

To botch or mangle.

Assassinateverb

murder; especially of socially prominent persons;

‘Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel’;

Murderverb

To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express one’s anger at somebody).

‘He's torn my best shirt. When I see him, I'll murder him!’;

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Assassinateverb

destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation;

‘He assassinated his enemy's character’;

Murderverb

to devour, ravish.

‘I could murder a hamburger right now.’;

Murdernoun

The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide.

‘The killing of their children had, in the account of God, the guilt of murder, as the offering them to idols had the guilt of idolatry.’; ‘Slaughter grows murder when it goes too far.’;

Murderverb

To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.

Murderverb

To destroy; to put an end to.

‘[Canst thou] murder thy breath in middle of a word?’;

Murderverb

To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.

Murdernoun

unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

Murderverb

kill intentionally and with premeditation;

‘The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered’;

Murderverb

alter so as to make unrecognizable;

‘The tourists murdered the French language’;

Murder

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter.

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