simple past tense and past participle of assassinate
To murder someone, especially an important person, by a sudden or obscure attack, especially for ideological or political reasons.
murdered by surprise attack for political reasons;
‘the 20th century has een too many assassinated leaders’;
(figuratively) To harm, ruin, or defame severely or destroy by treachery, slander, libel, or obscure attack.
(obsolete) Assassination, murder.
(obsolete) An assassin.
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.’;
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.’;
An assassination, murder, or murderous assault.
‘If I had made an assassinate upon your father.’;
murder; especially of socially prominent persons;
‘Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel’;
destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation;
‘He assassinated his enemy's character’;