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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assassinate  \As*sas"sin*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Assassinated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Assassinating}.]  [LL. 
  assassinatus  p.  p.  of  assassinare.] 
  1.  To  kill  by  surprise  or  secret  assault;  to  murder  by 
  treacherous  violence. 
 
  Help,  neighbors,  my  house  is  broken  open  by  force, 
  and  I  am  ravished,  and  like  to  be  assassinated. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  assail  with  murderous  intent;  hence  by  extended 
  meaning,  to  maltreat  exceedingly.  [Archaic] 
 
  Your  rhymes  assassinate  our  fame.  --Dryden. 
 
  Such  usage  as  your  honorable  lords  Afford  me 
  assassinated  and  betrayed.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  kill;  murder;  slay.  See  {Kill}. 




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