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Synonyms for execute
ˈɛk sɪˌkyut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. execute, put to death(verb)

    kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

    "In some states, criminals are executed"

    Synonyms:
    carry through, accomplish, fulfil, action, perform, do, run, carry out, fulfill, put to death

  2. execute(verb)

    murder in a planned fashion

    "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

    Synonyms:
    carry through, accomplish, fulfil, action, perform, do, run, carry out, fulfill, put to death

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. execute(verb)

    carry out the legalities of

    "execute a will or a deed"

    Synonyms:
    carry through, accomplish, fulfil, action, perform, do, run, carry out, fulfill, put to death

  5. run, execute(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  7. execute(verb)

    sign in the presence of witnesses

    "The President executed the treaty"

    Synonyms:
    carry through, accomplish, fulfil, action, perform, do, run, carry out, fulfill, put to death

Wiktionary

  1. execute(verb)

    Synonyms:
    run, start, launch

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. execute

    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.

    Synonyms:
    administer, carry out, do, enforce, perform

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. execute(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, effect, effectuate, perform, do, consummate, finish, complete, achieve, carry out, carry through, carry into effect, work out

  2. execute(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put to death (in pursuance of a judicial sentence)

  3. execute(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sign, seal, and deliver (as a deed)

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