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Execration
execrative
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Exect
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executability
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Execute
execute order
EXECUTE; EXECUTIONER
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execution of instrument
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Executed definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EX'ECUTED, pp. Done; performed; accomplished; carried into effect; put to death.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: put to death as punishment; "claimed the body of the executed traitor"

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform. Why delays His hand to execute what his decree Fixed on this day? --Milton. 2. To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and delivering; as, to execute a deed, lease, mortgage, will, etc. 3. To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by; to perform the requirements or stimulations of; as, to execute a decree, judgment, writ, or process. 4. To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor. 5. Too put to death illegally; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak. 6. (Mus.) To perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly. Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; achieve; consummate; finish; complete. See Accomplish.

Moby Thesaurus

accomplished, achieved, attained, brought about, caused, compassed, consummated, discharged, dispatched, disposed of, done, effected, effectuated, fulfilled, grown, implemented, made, mass-produced, performed, produced, raised, realized, set at rest, wrought, wrought out



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