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assassinate

as·sas·si·nate

assassinate

pronunciation:
sae sih neIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: assassinated, assassinates, assassinating
definition: to murder for pay or for political reasons.
John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in 1865.
similar words:
dispatch, do away with, kill, knife, shoot, slay, stab, wipe out
derivations: assassination (n.), assassinator (n.)