suicide Definition

  • 1the act of intentionally causing one's own death
  • 2a person who has committed suicide

Using suicide: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "suicide" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was suffering from depression and committed suicide.

  • Example

    The number of suicides among teenagers is increasing.

  • Example

    She left a suicide note before taking her own life.

suicide Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for suicide

  • self-destruction
  • self-murder
  • self-killing
  • self-slaughter

Phrases with suicide

  • to intentionally cause one's own death


    He committed suicide by jumping off the bridge.

  • a person who carries out a suicide attack, typically using explosives, in which they intend to kill themselves and others


    The suicide bomber detonated the bomb in a crowded market.

  • actions taken to reduce the risk of suicide, such as providing support and resources to those at risk


    The school implemented a suicide prevention program to help students dealing with mental health issues.

Origins of suicide

from Latin 'suicidium', from 'sui' meaning 'of oneself' and 'caedere' meaning 'to kill'


Summary: suicide in Brief

The term 'suicide' [ˈsuːɪsaɪd] refers to the act of intentionally causing one's own death, often due to mental health issues. It can also refer to a person who has committed suicide. Phrases like 'commit suicide' and 'suicide bomber' are commonly used. Suicide prevention programs aim to reduce the risk of suicide.

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