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[mass noun] The action of assassinating someone:‘the assassination of President Kennedy’[as modifier] ‘a failed assassination attempt’[count noun] ‘a wave of bombings and assassinations’
murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, homicide, liquidation, elimination, extermination, termination, doing to death, putting to death, martyrdomhitslayingView synonyms
- ‘We've also heard of several more abductions and now assassinations.’
- ‘The world has witnessed innumerable political assassinations but few have had earthshaking consequences.’
- ‘It has also raised fears that political assassinations are making a comeback as a way to eliminate opposition figures.’
- ‘There were also a number of other attacks and assassinations, using machine guns rather than car bombs.’
- ‘We are talking of torture and extrajudicial executions or assassinations.’
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