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assassinate

verb [T] uk   /əˈsæs.ɪ.neɪt/ us  
to kill someone famous or important: a plot to assassinate the president
Translations of “assassinate”
in Korean 암살하다…
in Arabic يَغْتال…
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 Spanish asesinar…
in Portuguese assassinar…
in German (bei einem Attentat) ermorden…
in Catalan assassinar…
in Japanese ~を暗殺する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暗杀,行刺…
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