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What does "Assassinate" mean?

Definition

(n.) An assassin (n.) An assassination, murder, or murderous assault (v. t.) To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly (v. t.) To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence


Example: "Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel" Example: "He assassinated his enemy's character"