murder

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noun
ADJECTIVE
barbaric, brutal, grisly, gruesome, horrific, savage, terrible, vicious, violent
cold-blooded, deliberate, premeditated, wilful/willful (law, esp. BrE)

a verdict of wilful murder

senseless
shocking, tragic
perfect

He committed the perfect murder and left no forensic evidence.

indiscriminate, random
systematic
wholesale

the wholesale murder of innocent citizens

first-degree, second-degree
aggravated
attempted
alleged, suspected
double, mass, multiple, serial, triple
ritual
terrorist
gangland (BrE)
racial, racist, sectarian
politically motivated, racially motivated, sexually motivated
judicial, state-sanctioned, state-sponsored
high-profile, notorious
mysterious
unsolved
capital, felony, statutory (all AmE, law)
VERB + MURDER
carry out, commit, perpetrate (formal)

murders committed by terrorists

investigate, probe (esp. BrE)
solve
link

Detectives are linking the two murders.

imprison sb for, jail sb for
avenge

He vowed to avenge his brother's murder.

witness
implicate sb in

new evidence that implicated her in the murder

mastermind, orchestrate, plan, plot
advocate
order

He ordered the murder of his political opponents.

admit, deny
get away with (figurative)

They let their children get away with murder!

incite
condemn
condone, justify

Nothing justifies murder.

MURDER + VERB
happen, occur, take place
shock sb

It was a murder which shocked the nation.

MURDER + NOUN
victim
suspect
detective, squad
case, hunt (informal), inquiry (esp. BrE), investigation, probe
charge
trial
conviction
attempt
plot
scene, site
weapon
campaign (esp. BrE), spree
count, rate, toll

a city that has the highest murder rate in the US

capital

The city used to be the murder capital of the world.

mystery, story

Her latest novel is a gripping murder mystery.

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verb
ADVERB
brutally, cruelly, in cold blood, savagely, violently

The boy was brutally murdered.

They were murdered in cold blood.

systematically
deliberately
allegedly
VERB + MURDER
attempt to, try to
plan to, plot to
PHRASES
admit murdering sb, deny murdering sb
be accused of murdering sb, be charged with murdering sb

She was arrested and charged with murdering the two children.

be convicted of murdering sb, be found guilty of murdering sb
be found murdered

He was found murdered in the cemetery.

Murder is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑fanatic, ↑killer, ↑mob
Murder is used with these nouns as the object: ↑lover

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