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Synonyms for assassinate
əˈsæs əˌneɪtas·sas·si·nate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. assassinate

    To kill is simply to deprive of life, human, animal, or vegetable, with no suggestion of how or why. Assassinate, execute, murder, apply only to the taking of human life; to murder is to kill with premeditation and malicious intent; to execute is to kill in fulfilment of a legal sentence; to assassinate is to kill by assault; this word is chiefly applied to the killing of public or eminent persons through alleged political motives, whether secretly or openly. To slay is to kill by a blow, or by a weapon. Butcher and slaughter apply primarily to the killing of cattle; massacre is applied primarily and almost exclusively to human beings, signifying to kill them indiscriminately in large numbers; to massacre is said when there is no chance of successful resistance; to butcher when the killing is especially brutal; soldiers mown down in a hopeless charge are said to be slaughtered when no brutality on the enemy's part is implied. To despatch is to kill swiftly and in general quietly, always with intention, with or without right.

    Synonyms:
    butcher, despatch, execute, kill, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter, slay

    Preposition:
    To kill with or by sword, famine, pestilence, care, grief, etc.; killed for his money, by a robber, with a dagger.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assassinateverb

    murder; especially of socially prominent persons

    "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"

  2. assassinateverb

    destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

    "He assassinated his enemy's character"

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  1. assassinateverb

    Synonyms:
    kill (by secret assault), murder, slay, despatch

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "assassinate":

    assassinates, assassination, assassinating, assassinated, murder, kill

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How to use assassinate in a sentence?

  1. Gretchen Whitmer:

    They weren’t planning to ransom me, they weren’t going to keep me, they were planning to assassinate me. And the plot has been covered as a kidnapping plot, there was one person who showed up on, you know, on a Supreme Court justice’s lawn and turned himself in, and it was covered as an assassination attempt. And so I think that when you look at the facts of both of those, and you see how differently they’re covered, I do, you know, have concern about the language that we use, especially when women are a target as opposed to men.

  2. Killer Mike:

    I watched a white police officer assassinate a black man, and I know that tore your heart out.

  3. Saad Aljabri:

    He [ MBS ] told him [ MBN ], I want to assassinate King Abdullah. I get a poison ring from Russia. It's enough for me just to shake hands with him and he will be done, that what he say. Whether he's just bragging or, but he said that and we took it seriously.

  4. An NYPD source:

    She clearly wants someone to go to the officer’s house and assassinate him in cold blood just like Ramos and Liu.

  5. Yahya Sinwar:

    The greatest gift Israel can give me is to assassinate me, i prefer to die a martyr from an F-16 than to die of coronavirus or [another] disease.


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