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Synonyms for murder
ˈmɜr dərmur·der

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Wiktionary

  1. murderverb

    To deliberately kill (a person or persons).

    There have been ten unsolved murders this year alone.

    Synonyms:
    assassinate, manslaughter, assassination, massacre, kill, slaughter

  2. murderverb

    To defeat decisively.

    Our team is going to murder them.

    Synonyms:
    wipe the floor with, thrash, trounce

  3. murdernoun

    To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express one’s anger at somebody).

    He's torn my best shirt. When I see him, I'll murder him!

    Synonyms:
    kill

  4. murderverb

    to devour, ravish.

    I could murder a hamburger right now.

    Synonyms:
    flock

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. murder

    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:
    assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, kill, massacre, 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. murder, slaying, executionverb

    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, death penalty, implementation, execution, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, writ of execution

  2. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, removeverb

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

    Synonyms:
    shoot, dispatch, despatch, complete, wrap up, hit, arrive at, transfer, attain, send off, finish up, reach, eat up, take out, move out, get rid of, strike, score, finish, make, polish off, collide with, gain, mangle, withdraw, tally, off, finish off, absent, run into, stumble, slay, impinge on, clear up, rack up, mutilate, mop up, discharge, come to, take away, take, pip, get through, bump off, remove

  3. mangle, mutilate, murderverb

    alter so as to make unrecognizable

    "The tourists murdered the French language"

    Synonyms:
    polish off, maul, slay, cut up, dispatch, mar, off, mutilate, remove, hit, bump off, mangle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. murdernoun

    Synonyms:
    homicide (with malice), slaughter, massacre, ASSASSINATION, butchery, MANSLAUGHTER

  2. murderverb

    Synonyms:
    kill (with malice), slay, ASSASSINATE, despatch, put to death

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. murdernoun

    Synonyms:
    homicide

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How to use murder in a sentence?

  1. George Floyd:

    You run the risk of jurors hating him even more if he testifies, and him going down on murder charges.

  2. Neama Rahmani:

    The criminal case is done. There’s no prosecuting a dead person, both the ATM fraud and the likely murder indictmentthat was coming – the criminal case goes away.

  3. Suleyman Ozeren:

    In Istanbul they used a combination of the methods employed in Paris and Brussels. They planned a murder that would maximize fear and loss of life.

  4. Marty Carpenter:

    We regret anyone ever commits the heinous crime of aggravated murder to merit the death penalty and we prefer to use our primary method of lethal injection when such a sentence is issued. However, when a jury makes the decision and a judge signs a death warrant, enforcing that lawful decision is the obligation of the executive branch.

  5. Jamal Khashoggi:

    We must maintain our twin requirements of holding those responsible for the murder to account, while recognizing the reality of Saudi Arabia as a necessary strategic partner. We can not be deflected from using all our influence to end this war for the good of innocent people in trouble, and ultimately the safety of our own people, and this includes our military engagement.


Translations for murder

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  • moordAfrikaans
  • قتل, قَتْل, اِغْتِيَالArabic
  • öldürmək, cinayətAzerbaijani
  • забо́йстваBelarusian
  • уби́йствоBulgarian
  • assassinat, assassinarCatalan, Valencian
  • vražda, porod, zabít, sprovodit ze světa, zavraždit, zničit, hejnoCzech
  • lladd, llofruddio, llofruddiaethWelsh
  • smadre, myrde, mord, slå ihjel, kvæleDanish
  • mörderisch, ermorden, umbringen, MordGerman
  • φονεύω, ανθρωποκτονία, δολοφονία, φόνος, δολοφονώ, σκοτώνωGreek
  • murdoEsperanto
  • asesinato, asesinar, devorarSpanish
  • mõrv, roim, mõrvama, roimama, tapmaEstonian
  • قتلPersian
  • murha, murhata, parvi, murhaavaFinnish
  • meurtre, homicideFrench
  • mort, murtScottish Gaelic
  • רֶצַח, רצח, הביס, הביע כעס, זעם, טרף, סיוט, להקת עורביםHebrew
  • हत्याHindi
  • gyilkosság, meggyilkolHungarian
  • սպանություն, սպանելArmenian
  • pembunuhanIndonesian
  • morð, myrða, rústaIcelandic
  • massacrare, omicidio, assassinio, assassinare, delitto, distruggereItalian
  • 殺人, 殺す, 殺害するJapanese
  • მკვლელობაGeorgian
  • សម្លាប់Khmer
  • 살인, 殺人, 살인죄Korean
  • адам өлтүрүүKyrgyz
  • occidereLatin
  • ຄາດຕະກຳLao
  • žmogžudystė, nužudymas, užmuštiLithuanian
  • slepkavība, noslepkavot, slepkavotLatvian
  • убиствоMacedonian
  • കൊലപാതകം, കൊല, ഹത്യMalayalam
  • pembunuhanMalay
  • လူသတ်မှုBurmese
  • moord, de grond in boren, vermoorden, moordenDutch
  • overlagt, ta knekken på, drepe, mord, myrde, drapNorwegian
  • morderstwo, zabójstwo, zamordować, zabićPolish
  • homicídio, tortura, detonar, assassinato, devorar, massacrar, destroçar, assassínio, assassinar, destruir, acabar comPortuguese
  • crimă, asasinatRomanian
  • убива́ть, уби́йство, уби́ть, разгроми́тьRussian
  • убоство, ubistvo, уморство, ùbiti, umórstvo, убити, vrane, zgromiti, умо̀рити, ùbōjstvo, umòriti, убиство, убојствоSerbo-Croatian
  • vražda, zavraždiť, vraždiťSlovak
  • umor, umoritiSlovene
  • mord, sluka, mörda, dödaSwedish
  • హత్యTelugu
  • куштор, қатл, одамкушӣTajik
  • ฆาตกรรมThai
  • adam öldürme, cinayet, öldürmek, katletmekTurkish
  • вби́вствоUkrainian
  • tàn sát, giết người, vụ giết người, ám sát, vụ ám sát, giếtVietnamese
  • מאָרדYiddish
  • ìpànìyànYoruba
  • 謀殺Chinese

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