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1. execute

verb. ['ˈɛksəˌkjuːt'] kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment.

Synonyms

  • penalise
  • put to death
  • hang
  • string up
  • kill
  • crucify
  • punish
  • penalize

Antonyms

  • take
  • prepared
  • scripted
  • minor

Etymology

  • exsecutus (Latin)

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How do you pronounce execute?

Pronounce execute as ˈɛksəˌkjut.

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How do you spell execute? Is it excecute ?

A common misspelling of execute is excecute

Example sentences of the word execute


1. Verb, base form
Teaching the eight parts of speech allows children to learn and execute proper sentence structure.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The VBS virus creates Autorun.inf files in root directories, making the virus execute whenever those directories are accessed.

Quotes containing the word execute


1. In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Society can and does execute its own mandates: and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with which it ought not to meddle, it practises a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression...
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

2. execute

verb. ['ˈɛksəˌkjuːt'] put in effect.

Synonyms

  • finish
  • go through
  • dispatch
  • complete
  • action
  • perform
  • run
  • accomplish
  • discharge
  • effectuate
  • effect
  • follow through
  • get over
  • carry out
  • do
  • put through
  • set up
  • carry through
  • follow out
  • fulfill
  • consummate
  • follow up
  • fulfil

Antonyms

  • lack
  • stay in place
  • lose
  • precede

Etymology

  • exsecutus (Latin)

3. execute

verb. ['ˈɛksəˌkjuːt'] murder in a planned fashion.

Synonyms

  • polish off
  • off
  • put to death
  • dispatch
  • remove
  • hit
  • slay
  • bump off

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • dishonest
  • crooked
  • indirectness

Etymology

  • exsecutus (Latin)

4. execute

verb. ['ˈɛksəˌkjuːt'] carry out or perform an action.

Synonyms

  • improvise
  • premiere
  • rehearse
  • carry
  • conduct
  • churn out
  • perform
  • render
  • ad-lib
  • extemporise
  • cut corners
  • star
  • blaze away
  • improvize
  • direct
  • declaim
  • click off
  • practice
  • do
  • lead
  • stunt
  • cut
  • interpret
  • make
  • recite
  • scamp
  • appear
  • serenade
  • premier
  • extemporize
  • practise

Antonyms

  • propriety
  • properness
  • impropriety
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • exsecutus (Latin)

5. execute

verb. ['ˈɛksəˌkjuːt'] carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine.

Synonyms

  • step
  • run
  • play
  • apply
  • enforce

Antonyms

  • unrelated
  • collateral
  • mediate
  • inexact

Etymology

  • exsecutus (Latin)

6. execute

verb. ['ˈɛksəˌkjuːt'] sign in the presence of witnesses.

Antonyms

  • refrain

Etymology

  • exsecutus (Latin)

7. execute

verb. ['ˈɛksəˌkjuːt'] carry out the legalities of.

Synonyms

  • give
  • apply
  • enforce

Antonyms

  • relative
  • secondary
  • fall short of
  • unmake

Etymology

  • exsecutus (Latin)
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