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Definition of assassinate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

assassinate

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verb
NAmE//əˈsæsəˌneɪt//
 
[often passive] assassinate somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they assassinate
 
he / she / it assassinates
 
past simple assassinated
 
-ing form assassinating
 
 
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to murder an important or famous person, especially for political reasons The prime minister was assassinated by extremists. a plot to assassinate the president
assassination
 
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NAmE//əˌsæsəˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] The president survived a number of assassination attempts. the assassination of John F. Kennedy
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