Synonyms for put to death

Synonyms for (verb) put to death

Synonyms: execute, put to death

Definition: kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

Usage: In some states, criminals are executed

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish

Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again

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