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execute

ex·e·cute

execute

 
 
pronunciation:
ek sih kyut
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: executed, executes, executing
definition 1: to carry out or make real; do; accomplish.
They received the necessary training to execute their assigned tasks.The skater executed three perfect jumps.The carpenters executed the designs of the architect.
synonyms:
administer, carry out, effect, fulfill, implement, perform
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, actualize, discharge, dispatch, do, expedite, prosecute, realize
definition 2: to make according to a design or plan.
This copy of the original was obviously executed by an amateur.
synonyms:
carry out, discharge, fulfill, realize
similar words:
do, follow, manufacture, perform, produce
definition 3: to carry out an execution of; put to death.
Three convicted murderers were executed in this state in the past year.
similar words:
assassinate, dispatch, kill, liquidate, lynch, murder, purge, remove, slay
definition 4: in law, to put into effect the terms of (a will).
You will need to decide who will execute your will upon your death.
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