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executed

verb
past tense of execute

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1 to carry out effectively
  • the agency charged with executing the nation's drug laws

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2 to carry through (as a process) to completion
  • when you execute this dance step, try to keep your arms a little higher

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3 to put to death deliberately
  • during the war those convicted of desertion were summarily executed

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“Executed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/executed. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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