Synonyms for assassinate
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- 1. assassinate, kill
- usage: murder; especially of socially prominent persons; "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"
- 2. assassinate, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch
- usage: destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"