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execute

 
Verb execute has 7 senses
  1. execute, put to death - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
    --1 is a kind of kill; punish, penalize, penalise
    Derived forms: noun execution1, noun executing1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to execute the prisoners
  2. execute - murder execution-style; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
    --2 is one way to
    murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove
    Derived form: noun execution7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
    --3 is a kind of complete, finish; effect, effectuate, bring about, set up
    Derived form: noun execution6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. execute - carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"
    --4 is one way to
    enforce, implement, apply
    Derived forms: noun execution4, noun executor1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. run, execute - 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"
    --5 is one way to enforce, implement, apply
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. perform, execute, do - 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"
    Derived forms: noun execution2, noun executant1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. execute - sign in the presence of witnesses; "The President executed the treaty"
    --7 is one way to
    sign
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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