executeverb [T]uk /ˈek.sɪ.kjuːt/ us /ˈek.sə.kjuːt/
execute verb [T] (KILL)
- She was condemned to death and executed two weeks later.
- A convicted murderer was executed in North Carolina yesterday.
- Guy Fawkes was executed for treason after he took part in a plot to blow up the British Parliament building.
- Anyone caught trying to escape from the prison camp would be executed on the spot.
- A firing squad was ordered to take the prisoners to a nearby clearing and execute them.
execute verb [T] (DO)