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  Definition of Execute
  1. sign in the presence of witnesses; "The President executed the treaty"
  2. put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
  3. 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"
  4. kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
  5. murder execution-style; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
  6. 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"
  7. carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"
Similar Words: carry through, accomplish, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil, perform, do, put to death, run

 

Hyponyms: get over, run, consummate, do, perform, dispatch, discharge, complete, click off, sight-read, carry, pipe up, declaim, recite, serenade, cut corners, stunt, cut, blaze away, scamp, churn out, premier, premiere, star, appear, rehearse, practise, practice, improvise, improvize, ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise, interpret, render, conduct, lead, direct, make, crucify, burn, hang, string up, step, give

 

Grouped Verbs: follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through, put to death, play, run

 

Derivational Morphology: fulfillment, fulfilment, execution, implementation, carrying out, accomplishment, achievement, actor, doer, worker, performance, carrying into action, executant, executing, capital punishment, death penalty, murder, slaying, execution of instrument, executor

 

 
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