Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb put_to_death

1 sense of put to death

Sense 1
execute, put to death -- (kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")
       => punish, penalize, penalise -- (impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "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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