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 for Assassinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assassinate \As*sas"sin*ate\, n. [F. assassinat.]
     1. An assassination, murder, or murderous assault. [Obs.]
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              If I had made an assassinate upon your father. --B.
                                                    Jonson.
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     2. An assassin. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assassinate \As*sas"sin*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Assassinated; p. pr. & vb. n. Assassinating.] [LL.
     assassinatus, p. p. of assassinare.]
     1. To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by
        treacherous violence.
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              Help, neighbors, my house is broken open by force,
              and I am ravished, and like to be assassinated.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended
        meaning, to maltreat exceedingly. [Archaic]
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              Your rhymes assassinate our fame.     --Dryden.
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              Such usage as your honorable lords
              Afford me, assassinated and betrayed. --Milton.
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     Syn: To kill; murder; slay. See Kill.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  assassinate
      v 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"

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