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Synonyms for execution
ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty(noun)

    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 action(noun)

    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 execution(noun)

    (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 instrument(noun)

    (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 execution(noun)

    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 out(noun)

    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, execution(noun)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. execution(n)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. execution(n.)

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

  2. execution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    effect, something done

  3. execution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mode of performance

  4. execution(n.)

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

  5. execution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    capital punishment, punishment of death

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