execute

verb
1 kill sb as an official punishment
ADVERB
summarily
illegally
publicly
wrongly

innocent people who are wrongly executed

PREPOSITION
as

He was executed as a martyr to his Catholic faith.

for

He was executed for treason.

2 perform/carry out sth
ADVERB
beautifully, boldly, brilliantly, cleanly, flawlessly, neatly, perfectly, properly, skilfully/skillfully, successfully, superbly (esp. BrE), well

The movement was beautifully executed.

The second goal was superbly executed.

carefully, meticulously

a carefully executed and well-presented study

faithfully (law, esp. AmE)

I swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States.

badly, poorly
PHRASES
duly executed (law, BrE)

The agreement had been duly executed.

Execute is used with these nouns as the object: ↑campaign, ↑code, ↑command, ↑contract, ↑document, ↑drawing, ↑duty, ↑exercise, ↑hostage, ↑instruction, ↑manoeuvre, ↑mission, ↑move, ↑movement, ↑murderer, ↑order, ↑painting, ↑plan, ↑play, ↑prisoner, ↑program, ↑step, ↑strategy, ↑tackle, ↑turn, ↑U-turn, ↑warrant, ↑will

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  • Execute — Ex e*cute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Executed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Executing}.] [F. ex[ e]cuter, L. executus, exsecutus, p. p. of exequi to follow to the end, pursue; ex out + sequi to follow. See {Second}, {Sue} to follow up, and cf. {Exequy}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exécuté — exécuté, ée (è gzé ku té, tée) part. passé. 1°   Mené à accomplissement. •   Ce que tu m as dicté, Je veux de point en point qu il soit exécuté, RAC. Esth. II, 5. •   Nos lois, nos justes lois seront exécutées, VOLT. Scythes, IV, 8. 2°   Joué, en …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • execute — [ek′si kyo͞ot΄] vt. executed, executing [ME executen < OFr executer, back form. < executeur: see EXECUTOR] 1. to follow out or carry out; do; perform; fulfill [to execute another s orders] 2. to carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.) 3 …   English World dictionary

  • execute — [v1] kill assassinate, behead, bump off*, do in*, electrocute, eliminate, finish, gas, guillotine, hang, knock off*, liquidate, murder, purge, put away*, put to death, shoot; concept 252 Ant. bear, create execute [v2] carry out a task accomplish …   New thesaurus

  • Execute — Ex e*cute, v. i. 1. To do one s work; to act one s part or purpose. [R.] Hayward. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform musically. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • execute —   [engl.], ausführen …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • execute — 1 effect, fulfill, discharge, *perform, accomplish, achieve Analogous words: complete, finish, conclude, *close: *realize, actualize, externalize, objectify 2 *kill, dispatch, slay, murder, assassinate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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