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Definition of Assassinate


  1. To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence.
  2. To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly.
  3. An assassination, murder, or murderous assault.
  4. An assassin.

Assassinate Quotations

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.
P. J. O'Rourke

The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug.
Jim Garrison

As far as anybody in the rap game ever tryin' to assassinate my character, that's impossible. You talkin' about a man who has always walked the walk and talked the talk.
Suge Knight

Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot.
John Philpot Curran

By the time you have your protagonist attempting to assassinate the Pope, you've sort of signaled that everything is on the table.
Brian K. Vaughan
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Assassinate Translations

assassinate in French is assassinater
assassinate in German is ermorden, meucheln
assassinate in Italian is assassinare
assassinate in Spanish is asesinar

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