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Assassinated vs. Assassinate

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Assassinatedverb

simple past tense and past participle of assassinate

Assassinateverb

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

Assassinatedadjective

murdered by surprise attack for political reasons;

‘the 20th century has een too many assassinated leaders’;

Assassinateverb

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

Assassinatenoun

(obsolete) Assassination, murder.

Assassinatenoun

(obsolete) An assassin.

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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.’;

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.’;

Assassinatenoun

An assassination, murder, or murderous assault.

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

Assassinatenoun

An assassin.

Assassinateverb

murder; especially of socially prominent persons;

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

Assassinateverb

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

‘He assassinated his enemy's character’;

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