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assassinateverb [T]

uk   /əˈsæs.ɪ.neɪt/  us   /əˈsæs.ə.neɪt/
to kill someone famous or important: a plot to assassinate the president
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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.
assassination
noun [C/U]  us   /əˌsæs·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
the assassination of John Lennon
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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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