“He makes a decision and he executes it, quickly,” the former mayor said.
Or as Obama put it, “who executes a cover-up for three days?”
After China, Iran executes the most people in the world each year.
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.