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Synonyms for execution
ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃənex·e·cu·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. executionnoun

    An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.

    Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.

    Bailey Festus, A Country Town, sc. 7.

    A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.

    Synonyms:
    accomplishment, achievement, act, action, consummation, deed, doing, effect, exercise, exertion, exploit, feat, motion, movement, operation, performance, proceeding, transaction, work

    Antonyms:
    cessation, deliberation, endurance, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inertia, passion (In philosophic sense), quiescence, quiet, repose, rest, suffering, suspension

Princeton's WordNet

  1. execution, executing, capital punishment, death penaltynoun

    putting a condemned person to death

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, death penalty, implementation, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, murder, writ of execution

  2. performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into actionnoun

    the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it

    "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"

    Synonyms:
    instruction execution, performance, carrying into action, functioning, public presentation, implementation, operation, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, death penalty, murder, writ of execution, slaying

  3. execution, instruction executionnoun

    (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, death penalty, implementation, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, murder, writ of execution

  4. execution, execution of instrumentnoun

    (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, death penalty, implementation, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, murder, writ of execution

  5. execution, writ of executionnoun

    a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, death penalty, implementation, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, murder, writ of execution

  6. execution, implementation, carrying outnoun

    the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order

    "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, death penalty, effectuation, implementation, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, murder, writ of execution

  7. murder, slaying, executionnoun

    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

    Synonyms:
    slaying, performance, carrying into action, death penalty, implementation, instruction execution, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, murder, writ of execution

Editors Contribution

  1. duties

    Submitted by anonymous on July 17, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. executionnoun

    Synonyms:
    performance, operation, accomplishment, achievement, completion, consummation

  2. executionnoun

    Synonyms:
    effect, something done

  3. executionnoun

    Synonyms:
    mode of performance

  4. executionnoun

    Synonyms:
    writ or warrant (for carrying out a judgment or sentence)

  5. executionnoun

    Synonyms:
    capital punishment, punishment of death

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. executionnoun

    Synonyms:
    performance, effectuation, consummation, perpetration, accomplishment

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How to use execution in a sentence?

  1. Ryan Newman:

    We had great execution by everybody at Koch Industries Ford to have a good, strong finish here, i think we had the top four cars and it's something to look forward to for the 500.

  2. Stefanos Tsitsipas:

    I feel like I'm doing the same thing over and over again, and my brain can't really take it anymore, i feel like I'm doing the same routines on the court, the same execution, the same — I mean, same strategies and everything.

  3. Ana Zamora:

    Any effort to change the execution procedures is doomed to fail and guaranteed to bring more legal challenges, more delays and cost more money.

  4. Loren Weisman:

    The honor of your presentation, execution, experience, and growth will do much more for you and your career over false claims that have no substance yet.

  5. Saleh Nikbakht:

    The execution of juveniles has led to both domestic and international criticism.


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