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?
I was able to locate my fastball better and throwing my breaking ball for strike two helped, they have a pretty good lineup. Just went out and tried to execute pitches. Changeup was working pretty good.
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.
We did great work, the team was fantastic in Singapore helping the president execute that mission.
They need not execute or deliver paperwork empowering anyone to use their plan infrastructure to provide contraceptive coverage, nor even notify the government of their desire for an exemption.
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
- exsecutioni mandareLatin
- 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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