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English definition of “assassinate”

assassinate

verb [T]  /əˈsæs·əˌneɪt/ us  
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]  /əˌsæs·əˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  
the assassination of John Lennon
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