Synonyms of 'assassinate'
to murder (a prominent person)a plot to assassinate the President
a thriller about two men who murder a third
More than 200 people were killed in the disaster.
eliminate (slang), , ,
The colonel announced that the opposition had been eliminated.
Two Australian tourists were slain.
blow away (slang, mainly US),
They have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.
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in the sense of eliminate
to murder in cold bloodThe colonel announced that the opposition had been eliminated.
in the sense of kill
to cause the death of (a person or animal)More than 200 people were killed in the disaster.
do in (slang),
take out (slang),
wipe out (informal),
do away with,
blow away (slang, US),
knock off (slang),
take (someone's) life,
bump off (slang),
wipe from the face of the earth (informal)
in the sense of liquidate
to eliminate or killThey have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.
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