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assassinate

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English

Etymology

From French assassin or [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] assassino, from Arabic حشاشين (haššašīn, hashish addicts).

Verb

Infinitive
to assassinate

Third person singular
assassinates

Simple past
assassinated

Past participle
-

Present participle
assassinating

to assassinate (third-person singular simple present assassinates, present participle assassinating, simple past and past participle assassinated)
  1. To murder someone, especially an important person, by a sudden or obscure attack, especially for ideological or political reasons.
  2. (figuratively) To harm, ruin, or defame severely or destroy by treachery, slander, libel, or obscure attack.

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Italian

Verb

assassinate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of assassinare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of assassinare.
  3. Feminine plural of assassinato.

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