One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the execution of the plan’
implementation, carrying out, accomplishment, performance, effecting, bringing off, bringing about, achievement, carrying off, carrying through, completion, enactment, enforcement, discharge, prosecution, engineering, attainment, realization, fulfilment
2‘the execution of the play’
performance, presentation, rendition, rendering, staging
delivery, technique, style
3‘thousands were sentenced to execution or imprisonment’
capital punishment, the death penalty, being put to death, killing
the gibbet, the gallows, the noose, the rope, the scaffold, the guillotine, the firing squad
North American the chair, the electric chair
informal the drop
North American informal necktie party
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