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executing

[ ek-si-kyoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF executing
  • verbkill
  • verbcarry out a task

Synonyms for executing

  • assassinate
  • behead
  • hang
  • murder
  • shoot
  • electrocute
  • eliminate
  • finish
  • gas
  • guillotine
  • liquidate
  • purge
  • bump off
  • do in
  • knock off
  • put away
  • put to death
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Antonyms for executing

  • create
  • keep
  • maintain
  • abandon
  • bear
  • disregard
  • fail
  • forget
  • ignore
  • leave
  • miss
  • neglect
  • shirk
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXECUTING

None could blame him for executing the commands she gave him.

He explained his plan to her, and she set herself at once to executing it.

I have, so to say, the 'sentiment' of all things in my heart, but am not capable of executing one of them.

The band was executing, with immense bravura, the complicated finale.

Often these latter are executing a quite contradictory plan.

Jack and Blanche, executing their final and most superb slide, heard or cared not.

As it is, the editor in executing his task has done what he could in this respect.

It was agreed that the account should be paid by his executing a new sign-board.

"We shall," said the Major, executing the bluff on behalf of himself and his partner.

"I'll take the responsibility of not executing the warrant," said McNorton.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to carry into effect," from Old French executer (14c.), from Medieval Latin executare, from Latin execut-/exsecut-, past participle stem of exequi/exsequi "to follow out" (see execution). Meaning "to inflict capital punishment" is from late 15c. Related: Executed; executing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXECUTING

making

adjectivepreparing
  • accomplishing
  • building
  • composing
  • constructing
  • creating
  • effecting
  • executing
  • fabricating
  • fashioning
  • forging
  • forming
  • generating
  • manufacturing
  • originating
  • producing
  • shaping
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