Synonyms and Antonyms of execute

  1. 1 to carry out effectively the agency charged with executing the nation's drug laws Synonyms administer, apply, enforce, implementRelated Words bring about, effect, effectuate; discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), render; cite, invoke; enact, legislate; honor, observe, uphold; prosecute; promulgateNear Antonyms disregard, ignore, neglect

  2. 2 to carry through (as a process) to completion when you execute this dance step, try to keep your arms a little higher Synonyms accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry off, carry out, commit, compass, do, perform, follow through (with), fulfill (or fulfil), make, negotiate, perpetrate, prosecute, pull off, put throughRelated Words bring about, effect, effectuate, implement; ace, nail; engage (in), practice (also practise); work (at); reduplicate, reenact, repeat; actualize, attain, realize; complete, end, finish, wind upNear Antonyms fail; skimp, slight, slur

  3. 3 to put to death deliberately during the war those convicted of desertion were summarily executed Synonyms assassinate, bump off, croak [slang], dispatch, do in, murder, get, ice [slang], knock off, liquidate, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, slay, snuff, take out, terminate, whack [slang]Related Words blow away, shoot, shoot down; blot out, carry off, claim, cut down, destroy, fell, kill, smite, zap; butcher, massacre, mow (down), slaughter; annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate, wipe outNear Antonyms animate, raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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