execute collocations and examples

 UK /ˈeksɪˌkjuːt/

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do or perform something

Adverbs frequently used with execute
well: beautifully, brilliantly, efficiently, expertly, professionally, skilfully, successfullyThe graphics, the buttons, and the general design are all professionally executed.badly: badly, poorlyShe writes lines that actors couldn’t possibly deliver without them sounding badly written and poorly executed.

Usage note

Execute is often passive in these combinations.

Nouns frequently used as the object of execute
movement: manoeuvreThe aircraft executed a daring rolling manoeuvre.task: mission, operation, plan, task, workThe young lady who had executed the work told me that it had been a painstaking process.
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