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Definition 1: sign in the presence of witnesses - [verb of communication]

Samples where execute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President executed the treaty

(execute is a kind of ...) be engaged by a written agreement

"He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18" "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

Definition 2: put in effect - [verb of creation]

Samples where execute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • carry out a task
  • execute the decision of the people
  • He actioned the operation

Synonyms for execute in the sense of this definition

(execute is a kind of ...) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(execute is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

(... is a kind of execute ) to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end

"Let's get this job over with" "It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task"

(... is a kind of execute ) carry out

"run an errand"

(... is a kind of execute ) make perfect; bring to perfection

(... is a kind of execute ) fulfill sexually

"consummate a marriage"

(... is a kind of execute ) get (something) done

"I did my job"

(... is a kind of execute ) complete or carry out

"discharge one's duties"

(execute has a similar meaning as ...) pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

"Did he go through with the treatment?" "He implemented a new economic plan" "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

Definition 3: carry out or perform an action - [verb of creation]

Samples where execute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
  • the skater executed a triple pirouette
  • she did a little dance

Synonyms for execute in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of execute ) perform or finish an action rapidly

"The game was clicked off in 1:48"

(... is a kind of execute ) lead, as in the performance of a composition

"conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

(... is a kind of execute ) give an interpretation or rendition of

"The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"

(... is a kind of execute ) perform without preparation

"he extemporized a speech at the wedding"

(... is a kind of execute ) engage in a rehearsal (of)

(... is a kind of execute ) appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.

"Gielgud appears briefly in this movie" "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"

(... is a kind of execute ) be the star in a performance

(... is a kind of execute ) perform a work for the first time

(... is a kind of execute ) perform in a mechanical way

(... is a kind of execute ) perform hastily and carelessly

(... is a kind of execute ) perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly

"Mr. Jones blazed away in one passage after another to loud applause"

(... is a kind of execute ) perform or carry out

"cut a caper"

(... is a kind of execute ) perform a stunt or stunts

(... is a kind of execute ) do something the cheapest or easiest way

"Cut corners to make a cheaper product"

(... is a kind of execute ) sing and play for somebody

"She was serenaded by her admirers"

(... is a kind of execute ) recite in elocution

(... is a kind of execute ) begin to play or sing

(... is a kind of execute ) sing or play against other voices or parts

"He cannot carry a tune"

(... is a kind of execute ) perform or carry out

"make a decision" "make a move" "make advances" "make a phone call"

Samples where execute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In some states, criminals are executed

Synonyms for execute in the sense of this definition

(execute is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(execute is a kind of ...) impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

"The students were penalized for showing up late for class" "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

(... is a kind of execute ) kill by nailing onto a cross

"Jesus Christ was crucified"

(... is a kind of execute ) execute by tying to a stake and setting alight

"Witches were burned in Salem"

(... is a kind of execute ) kill by hanging

"The murderer was hanged on Friday"

(execute has a similar meaning as ...) murder in a planned fashion

"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

Samples where execute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed

(execute is a kind of ...) kill intentionally and with premeditation

"The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

(execute has a similar meaning as ...) kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

"In some states, criminals are executed"

Samples where execute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • execute a will or a deed

(execute is a kind of ...) ensure observance of laws and rules

"Apply the rules to everyone"

(... is a kind of execute ) execute and deliver

"Give bond"

Samples where execute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Run the dishwasher
  • run a new program on the Mac
  • the computer executed the instruction

Synonyms for execute in the sense of this definition

(execute is a kind of ...) ensure observance of laws and rules

"Apply the rules to everyone"

(... is a kind of execute ) cause (a computer) to execute a single command

(execute has a similar meaning as ...) cause to emit recorded audio or video

"They ran the tapes over and over again" "I'll play you my favorite record" "He never tires of playing that video"

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