Assassinated vs Killed - What's the difference?

assassinated | killed |


As verbs the difference between assassinated and killed

is that assassinated is (assassinate) while killed is (kill).

As an adjective killed is

(metallurgy|of steel) deoxidized.

assassinated

English

Verb

(head)
  • (assassinate)

  • assassinate

    English

    Verb

  • To murder someone, especially an important person, by a sudden or obscure attack, especially for ideological or political reasons.
  • * , II.29:
  • The Assassines, a nation depending of PhÅ“nicia, are esteemed among the Mahometists.
  • (figuratively) To harm, ruin, or defame severely or destroy by treachery, slander, libel, or obscure attack.
  • * Dryden
  • Your rhymes assassinate our fame.
  • * Milton
  • Such usage as your honourable lords / Afford me, assassinated and betrayed.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Assassination, murder.
  • (obsolete) An assassin.
  • * , vol.1, III.i.2:
  • Yet again, many of them desperate hairbrains, rash, careless, fit to be assassinates , as being void of all fear and sorrow […].

    See also

    * Wikipedia article on Assassins * murder * regicide ----

    killed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (kill)
  • Derived terms

    * must have killed a Chinaman

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (metallurgy, of steel) deoxidized