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Synonyms of 'assassinate'

(verb) 
Definition
to murder (a prominent person)
a plot to assassinate the President
Synonyms
murder
a thriller about two men who murder a third
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kill
More than 200 people were killed in the disaster.
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eliminate (slang)
The colonel announced that the opposition had been eliminated.
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take out (slang)
, ,
hit (slang)
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slay
Two Australian tourists were slain.
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blow away (slang, mainly US)
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liquidate
They have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of eliminate
Definition
to murder in cold blood
The colonel announced that the opposition had been eliminated.
Synonyms
do in (slang),
take out (slang),
blow away (slang, US),
bump off (slang),
rub out (US, slang),
waste (informal)
in the sense of kill
Definition
to cause the death of (a person or animal)
More than 200 people were killed in the disaster.
Synonyms
waste (informal),
do in (slang),
take out (slang),
wipe out (informal),
cut down,
whack (informal),
do away with,
blow away (slang, US),
knock off (slang),
terminate (slang),
mow down,
take (someone's) life,
bump off (slang),
extirpate (archaic),
wipe from the face of the earth (informal)
in the sense of liquidate
Definition
to eliminate or kill
They have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.
Synonyms
do in (slang),
eliminate (slang),
take out (slang),
get rid of,
wipe out (informal),
finish off,
do away with,
blow away (slang, US),
bump off (slang),
rub out (US, slang)

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