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assassinateverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈsæs.ɪ.neɪt/
to ​kill someone ​famous or ​important: a plot to assassinate the ​president
(Definition of assassinate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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assassinateverb [T]

 us   /əˈsæs·əˌneɪt/
to ​murder a ​famous or ​importantperson, esp. for ​politicalreasons 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
(Definition of assassinate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “assassinate”
in Korean 암살하다…
in Arabic يَغْتال…
in Malaysian membunuh…
in French assassiner…
in Russian убивать (по политическим мотивам)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暗殺,行刺…
in Italian assassinare…
in Turkish suikast yapmak…
in Polish dokonać zamachu na…
in Spanish asesinar…
in Vietnamese ám sát…
in Portuguese assassinar…
in Thai ลอบสังหาร…
in German (bei einem Attentat) ermorden…
in Catalan assassinar…
in Japanese ~を暗殺する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暗杀,行刺…
in Indonesian membunuh…
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