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assassinate

hypernym (assassinate IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation (verb.communication)
    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone (verb.communication)
     
  • murder; especially of socially prominent persons (verb.social)
    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly (verb.contact)
     

derivation (.... is derived from assassinate)

  • destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation (verb.communication)
    an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation (noun.communication)
     
  • murder; especially of socially prominent persons (verb.social)
    murder of a public figure by surprise attack (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed (noun.person)
     
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