Definition of assassinate
- a plot to assassinate the governor
- assassinate a man's character
They discovered a secret plot to assassinate the governor.
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
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: to kill (someone, such as a famous or important person) usually for political reasons
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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