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Synonyms for assassinate
əˈsæs əˌneɪtas·sas·si·nate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 database

  1. List of paraphrases for "assassinate":

    assassinates, assassination, assassinating, assassinated, murder, kill

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How to use assassinate in a sentence?

  1. De Blasio:

    I want New Yorkers to be clear, this was an attempt to assassinate police officers, there is too much hatred out there, too much hatred in general and too much hatred directed at our officers.

  2. Zach Goldberg:

    Instead of celebrating Kamilah Campbell and celebrating Kamilah Campbell achievement they are trying to assassinate Kamilah Campbell character, and we won't stand for that.

  3. 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.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    I'm confident that if activists claiming to be conservative tried to assassinate a politician, whatever his mental state,the media would open a 24/7 national conversation about rhetoric on the right.

  5. William Kunstler:

    You can crucify a Jesus, you can poison a Socrates, you can hang John Brown or Nathan Hale, you can kill a Che Guevara, you can jail a Eugene Debs or a Bobby Seale. You can assassinate John Kennedy or a Martin Luther King, but the problems remain, the hangman's rope never solved a single problem except that of one man.


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