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?
My coach kept telling me, 'don't go on the rabbit – put yourself in like fourth or fifth position, and just see where you can work from there,' i just tried to execute that as perfectly as possible.
Mathew said that he froze. He didn't make a single move. He was afraid to look away. That if he ... did anything to make the shooter notice him, that he would be shot. So he just sat there, he's sitting there, watching the shooter execute people?
We got a great team victory, we'll enjoy this and go out there tomorrow and try to execute like we do every day.
The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby. They wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. I don't think so.
It's disappointing but we put ourselves in a good position and didn't execute when we had to.
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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