execute, put to death(verb)
kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
"In some states, criminals are executed"
murder in a planned fashion
"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil(verb)
put in effect
"carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
follow out, carry out, fulfill, follow through, implement, litigate, reach, put to death, accomplish, fulfil, go through, meet, fill, follow up, process, satisfy, carry through, put through, action, run, pull through, attain, sue, achieve, do, bring through, perform, save, live up to
carry out the legalities of
"execute a will or a deed"
carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
"Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
perform, course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, carry through, run away, move, turn tail, fulfil, fulfill, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, accomplish, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, feed, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, do, play, die hard, race, pass, carry out, run for, black market, action, persist, incline, put to death, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, melt
perform, execute, do(verb)
carry out or perform an action
"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
serve, fare, carry out, fulfill, practice, manage, perform, arrange, put to death, accomplish, fulfil, cause, answer, coif, suffice, make, set, action, dress, run, come, act, carry through, get along, make out, practise, coiffure, coiffe, behave, do, exercise
sign in the presence of witnesses
"The President executed the treaty"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To execute is to follow through to the end, put into absolute and final effect in action; to administer is to conduct as one holding a trust, as a minister and not an originator; the sheriff executes a writ; the trustee administers an estate, a charity, etc.; to enforce is to put into effect by force, actual or potential. To administer the laws is the province of a court of justice; to execute the laws is the province of a sheriff, marshal, constable, or other executive officer; to administer the law is to declare or apply it; to execute the law is to put it in force; for this enforce is the more general word, execute the more specific. From signifying to superintend officially some application or infliction, administer passes by a natural transition to signify inflict, mete out, dispense, and blows, medicine, etc., are said to be administered: a usage thoroughly established and reputable in spite of pedantic objections. Enforce signifies also to present and urge home by intellectual and moral force; as, to enforce a precept or a duty. Compare DO; KILL; MAKE.
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How to use execute in a sentence?
"Courage is not just about bravery. It is also about integrity and persistence to do the right thing against all odds and in the midst of danger. It is not the bravery of a criminal to execute heinous crimes such as suicide bombing, or daredevil armed robbery etc. It is therefore important to point out that the courage we are talking about here is moral courage, which has been described as the essence of leadership." Chika Onuegbu in his 2016 paper titled "The Courage to Stand For Students Union" presented to the Students Union Government of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
I can not think of anything that's more awful, unspeakable and wrong for a government to do than to use its power to execute somebody who didn't commit the crime they're accused of, the problem with capital punishment is that once it's inflicted you can't take it back -- can't be corrected.
Our group has had to make their own way, and it's the players that deserve the credit for that because they have to go out on the ice and compete and execute, i think there's a lot of confidence in the way we play, but ... I don't think anything from the past is going to factor into that.
He played very aggressive tennis and was more unpredictable than players I have faced in the past, he didn't give me much room to execute my game but I got through it by finding different solutions. I executed my game in a different way.
My game is in good shape so hopefully tomorrow you will see a lot of what I did today, i just have to go out and execute. I have a game plan and I am going to stick to it.
Translations for execute
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- ينفذ, أعدمArabic
- изпълнявам, извършвам, екзекутирамBulgarian
- executarCatalan, Valencian
- afvikle, udføre, påbegynde, eksekvere, starteDanish
- ajusticiar, ejecutarSpanish
- اجرا, اعدام کردنPersian
- käynnistää, täytäntöön, toimeenpanna, panna, teloittaa, toteuttaa, ajaa, saattaa voimaanFinnish
- cuir an gnìomhScottish Gaelic
- 消す, 処刑, 実行, 行うJapanese
- بردن بهڕێوهKurdish
- eksekvere, kjøreNorwegian
- bewerkstelligen, uitvoeren, executerenDutch
- køyre, eksekvereNorwegian Nynorsk
- executar, rodarPortuguese
- казнить, исполнять, исполнитьRussian
- smàknuti, pròvesti, pogùbiti, izvŕšitiSerbo-Croatian
- zagnati, usmrtiti, izvršitiSlovene
- expediera, verkställa, köra, avrätta, exekveraSwedish
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