HyperDic: assassinate

English > 2 senses of the word assassinate:
communicationassassinatedestroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
assassinate > pronunciation
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English > assassinate: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmurder; especially of socially prominent persons.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"
BroaderkillCause to die
Nounsassassin, assassinatora murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
assassinationmurder of a public figure by surprise attack
English > assassinate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningDestroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"He assassinated his enemy's character"
Broaderdefame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchCharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
Nounsassassinationan attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

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