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  1. beheadverb

    decapitate, decollate

  2. beheadverb

    To remove the head.

    decollate, decapitate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decapitate, behead, decollateverb

    cut the head of

    "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"

    decapitate, decollate

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  1. beheadverb

    decapitate, decollate, deprive of the head

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beheadverb

    decapitate, decollate, execute

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  1. Mustafa Bali:

    They are frightening the people, they behead people, explode bombs in markets, they still create an atmosphere where it is impossible for people to escape from them.

  2. Ian Rintoul:

    I mean, they really think that they can behead the movement by removing a handful of individuals from the compounds, but it's patently not the case.

  3. Philip Mudd:

    Short term, they may win, the long-term solution for Iraq may not be a unified state if the only message they (Sunnis in Anbar province) get is either join ISIS, which will behead you, or support the government, which brings in rival Shia militias to oust the Sunnis. It's a very difficult political situation.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Look, the point is this: my first job is to protect the American people, it is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you've got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.

  5. Deborah Walsh:

    The first allegation is that, between 15 and 26 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to commit an act of terrorism, namely to carry out an attack at an ANZAC parade in Australia with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury to people, the second allegation is that on 18 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to behead someone in Australia.

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