Meaning of “assassinate” in the English Dictionary

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assassinateverb [ 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.
noun [ C/U ] us /əˌsæs·əˈneɪ·ʃən/

the assassination of John Lennon

(Definition of “assassinate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)