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English verb: put to death

1. put to death (social) kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

SamplesIn some states, criminals are executed.

ExamplesThey want to put to death the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill, penalise, penalize, punish

Narrower (hyponym)burn, crucify, hang, string up

Verb groupexecute

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