Definition of execute

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • execute is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 16
  • execute is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 16
  • execute is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 18

Definition of execute


  • carry out or perform an action (verb)

    Examples

    1. the skater executed a triple pirouette

    Synonyms

    1. do
    2. perform
  • kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment (verb)

    Examples

    1. In some states, criminals are executed

    Synonyms

    1. put to death
  • carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine (verb)

    Examples

    1. the computer executed the instruction

    Synonyms

    1. run
  • put in effect (verb)

    Examples

    1. execute the decision of the people

    Synonyms

    1. accomplish
    2. action
    3. carry out
    4. carry through
    5. fulfil
    6. fulfill
  • carry out the legalities of (verb)

    Examples

    1. execute a will or a deed
  • murder in a planned fashion (verb)

    Examples

    1. The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed
  • sign in the presence of witnesses (verb)

    Examples

    1. The President executed the treaty

See definition of execute in Merriam Webster

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