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Meaning of "assisted suicide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ASSISTED SUICIDE

assisted suicide  [əˈsɪstɪd ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASSISTED SUICIDE

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pronoun
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conjunction
determiner
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Assisted suicide is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASSISTED SUICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Assisted suicide

Assisted suicide is suicide committed by someone with assistance from others, typically to end suffering from a severe physical illness. It is often confused with euthanasia. Euthanasia is the killing of another in order to relieve dire suffering whereas assisted suicide is a practice in which an individual provides a competent patient with assistance, but where the individual brings about their own death, such as when a physician provides a prescription for a lethal dose of medication, upon the patient's request, which the patient intends to use to end his or her own life. Discussion of assisted suicide centers on legal, religious, and moral conceptions of suicide and a personal "right to die". Legally speaking, the practice may be legal, illegal, or undecided, depending on the culture or jurisdiction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASSISTED SUICIDE


acaricide
əˈkærɪˌsaɪd
bactericide
bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd
countryside
ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd
deicide
ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd
fungicide
ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd
Heaviside
ˈhɛvɪˌsaɪd
herbicide
ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
infanticide
ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd
insecticide
ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd
Merseyside
ˈmɜːzɪˌsaɪd
parasuicide
ˌpærəˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
regicide
ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd
rodenticide
rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd
silicide
ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd
spermicide
ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd
Speyside
ˈspeɪˌsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
wayside
ˈweɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASSISTED SUICIDE

assistant editor
assistant judge
assistant librarian
assistant manager
assistant master
assistant mistress
assistant priest
assistant principal
assistant professor
assistant referee
assistant secretary
assistant teacher
assistantship
assisted dying
assisted living
assisted passage
assisted place
assister
assistive
assistor

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASSISTED SUICIDE

algicide
biopesticide
culpable homicide
decide
feticide
filicide
fratricide
germicide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
liberticide
matricide
miticide
molluscicide
negligent homicide
nematicide
parricide
patricide
raticide
tyrannicide
viricide

Synonyms and antonyms of assisted suicide in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «assisted suicide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASSISTED SUICIDE

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Translator English - Chinese

协助自杀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el suicidio asistido
570 millions of speakers

English

assisted suicide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सहायता प्रदान की आत्महत्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الانتحار بمساعدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоубийство с помощью
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

suicídio assistido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহায়তা আত্মহত্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le suicide assisté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bunuh diri dibantu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beihilfe zum Selbstmord
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

幇助自殺
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자살 방조
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dibantu bunuh diri
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trợ tử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உதவி தற்கொலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहाय्य आत्महत्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Intihar yardımcısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

suicidio assistito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wspomagane samobójstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самогубство за допомогою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sinucidere asistată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποβοηθούμενη αυτοκτονία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geassisteerde selfmoord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

assisterat självmord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

assistert selvmord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of assisted suicide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSISTED SUICIDE»

The term «assisted suicide» is regularly used and occupies the 93.776 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSISTED SUICIDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about assisted suicide

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASSISTED SUICIDE»

Discover the use of assisted suicide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to assisted suicide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Physician-Assisted Suicide
In places, this is a deeply moving, as well as closely argued, book." -- Times Literary Supplement "This work is an excellent historical and philosophical resource on a very difficult subject.
Robert F. Weir, 1997
2
Assisted Suicide: Finding Common Ground
Is physician-assisted suicide different from refusal of treatment? Are there alternatives to assisted suicide? How useful are currently available guidelines for physician-assisted suicide? Who should have access to what?
Lois Snyder, Arthur L. Caplan, 2002
3
Physician-Assisted Suicide: What Are the Issues?
The authors in this book sort out these responses and look at the assumptions underlying them. Several of these authors give startling new interpretations that a culture gap, deeper and wider than that in the abortion debate, exists.
L.M. Kopelman, K.A. de Ville, 2001
4
Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate
Views from a range of disciplines, including bioethics, law, medicine and religion this book draws attention to the variety of questions to be addressed.
M. Pabst Battin, Rosamond Rhodes, Anita Silvers, 1998
5
Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and ...
An updated edition of a controversial best-seller shows people looking to end their suffering from unbearable pain due to terminal or incurable illness how to prepare for and commit suicide and offers other relevant information on such ...
Derek Humphry, 2002
6
Against Physician Assisted Suicide: A Palliative Care ...
This book explores the reasons why the healthcare professionals who have the most experience of caring for dying patients should object to a change in the law.
David Jeffrey, 2009
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The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to ...
" -- The Lancet "The writing is of uniformly high quality, and the book achieves stylistic consistency while still reflecting an individual voice in each chapter. The book is sorely needed.
Kathleen M. Foley, Herbert Hendin, 2002
8
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Explores the moral and factual issues of the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Gerald Dworkin, R. G. Frey, 1998
9
The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
His insights and arguments are penetrating and pertinent, and anyone who reads this book will come away with an expanded horizon of understanding.
Neil M. Gorsuch, 2009
10
Euthanasia and Physician-assisted Suicide: Killing Or Caring?
A concise overview of the history and arguments surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
‎1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASSISTED SUICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term assisted suicide is used in the context of the following news items.
1
What remains unsaid about assisted suicide
Physician-assisted suicide is illegal in all but five states. But that doesn't mean it doesn't happen in the rest. Sick patients sometimes ask for ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
MITCHELL WALLIN: Physician-assisted suicide in D.C. more …
Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to the D.C. Council that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in our nation's capital for an adult ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
3
UC abandons Californians, assisted suicide, marriage redefined
Re “Another view of assisted death bill” (Letters, July 3): Physician-assisted suicide should simply be a matter of choice. We either have control ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
4
Swiss right-to-die group gets green light for new suicide room
Exit helps the vast majority of patients at their homes and the assisted suicide room is for people who do not have their own bed to die in. «Reuters, Jul 15»
5
Disability Advocates Fight Assisted Suicide Measures
Disability rights advocates worry that depression and incorrect prognoses may lead people with serious disabilities to end their lives ... «Daily Signal, Jul 15»
6
North County Theater Takes On Assisted Suicide, Medical Marijuana
Above: Actors Maggie Carney, Tom Stephenson, DeAnna Driscoll and Jeffrey Jones play two couples dealing with tragedy in "The Quality of ... «KPBS, Jul 15»
7
Assisted-suicide bill needs more safeguards
California is in the midst of a passionate debate over Senate Bill 128, which would legalize physician-assisted suicide. Laws dealing with such ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
8
Palliative care review started as MSPs block assisted suicide
During the consideration of the Bill to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed opposition to changing the ... «The Christian Institute, Jul 15»
9
Woman jailed for four years for assisted suicide of man using heroin …
Speaking after the case, Det Chief Insp Richard Jackson said: “This was not like the cases of assisted suicide you read about in the media ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
10
What Happens to People With Disabilities When You Legalize …
Note: Andy R responded to Kevin Fitzpatrick's article: Assisted suicide for disabled people – democracy in Britain? The comments by Andy R ... «LifeNews.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Assisted suicide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/assisted-suicide>. Oct 2020 ».
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