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Verb: assassinate  u'sa-su,neyt
  1. Murder; especially of socially prominent persons
    "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"
  2. Destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
    "He assassinated his enemy's character"

Derived forms: assassinates, assassinated, assassinating

Type of: asperse, besmirch, calumniate [formal], defame, denigrate, kill, slander, smear, smirch, sully

Encyclopedia: Assassinate