Execute - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksɪkjuːt|  American pronunciation of the word execute
Brit.  |ˈɛksɪkjuːt|  British pronunciation of the word execute


- kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
- murder in a planned fashion
- put in effect(syn: accomplish, action, fulfil, fulfill)
- carry out the legalities of
- carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine(syn: run)
- carry out or perform an action(syn: do, perform)
- sign in the presence of witnesses


He was captured, tried, and executed for murder.

They carefully executed the plan.

The pilot executed an emergency landing.

The quarterback executed the play perfectly.

execute the provisions of the will

The artist executed his imaginative ideas in stone.

Lord Clarendon says that all manner of cruelty was executed.

The boy departed to execute his commission.

The question arose how his office was thenceforth to be executed.

You'll have to execute a mortgage if called on to do so.

Three of the Earl's faithful servants were executed at Perth.

Thousands have been executed for political crimes.

13 people were summarily executed (=killed without any trial or legal process) by the guerrillas.

The job involves drawing up and executing a plan of nursing care.

The skaters' routine was perfectly executed.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: execute
he/she/it: executes
present participle: executing
past tense: executed
past participle: executed
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