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assassinate

verb [T]  us   /əˈsæs·əˌneɪt/
to murder a famous or important person, esp. for political reasons or in exchange for money: President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1963.
assassination
noun [C/U]  us   /əˌsæs·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
the assassination of John Lennon
Translations of “assassinate”
in Arabic يَغْتال…
in Korean 암살하다…
in Malaysian membunuh…
in French assassiner…
in Turkish suikast yapmak…
in Italian assassinare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暗殺,行刺…
in Russian убивать (по политическим мотивам)…
in Polish dokonać zamachu na…
in Vietnamese ám sát…
in Spanish asesinar…
in Portuguese assassinar…
in Thai ลอบสังหาร…
in German (bei einem Attentat) ermorden…
in Catalan assassinar…
in Japanese ~を暗殺する…
in Indonesian membunuh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暗杀,行刺…
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