Definitions for executeˈɛk sɪˌkyut
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•e•cuteˈɛk sɪˌkyut(v.t.)-cut•ed, -cut•ing.
to carry out:
to execute a plan.
to execute a gymnastic feat.
to inflict capital punishment on; put to death according to law.
to murder; assassinate.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to produce in accordance with a plan or design.
to play (a piece of music).
Category: Music and Dance
to give force to, as a law.
to carry out the terms of (a will).
to give validity to (a legal instrument) by fulfilling the legal requirements.
to run (a computer program) or process (a command).
Origin of execute:
1350–1400; < OF executer < L execūtus, ptp. of ex(s)equī to pursue, carry out
execute, put to death(verb)
kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
"In some states, criminals are executed"
murder in a planned fashion
"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil(verb)
put in effect
"carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
carry out the legalities of
"execute a will or a deed"
carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
"Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
perform, execute, do(verb)
carry out or perform an action
"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
sign in the presence of witnesses
"The President executed the treaty"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to kill as punishment
He will be executed at dawn.
to do and complete sth
The skater's moves were executed with style.
To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.
To carry out; to put into effect.
Your orders have been executed, Sir!
To begin putting into effect.
I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.
To start, launch or run; as, to execute a program.
Origin: From exsecutus, past participle of exsequor, from ex- + sequor.
to follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform
to complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and delivering; as, to execute a deed, lease, mortgage, will, etc
to give effect to; to do what is provided or required by; to perform the requirements or stimulations of; as, to execute a decree, judgment, writ, or process
to infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor
too put to death illegally; to kill
to perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly
to do one's work; to act one's part of purpose
to perform musically
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'execute' in Verbs Frequency: #743
Translations for execute
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to put to death by order of the law
After the war many traitors were executed.
- teregstel, ter dood bringAfrikaans
- executarPortuguese (BR)
- εκτελώ, θανατώνωGreek
- اعدام کردنFarsi
- לְהוֹצִיא להוֹרֵגHebrew
- फांसी देनाHindi
- menghukum matiIndonesian
- (법률을) 집행하다Korean
- nubausti mirtimiLithuanian
- sodīt ar nāviLatvian
- mengenakan hukuman matiMalay
- اعدام کردنPersian
- a executaRomanian
- idam etmekTurkish
- 處決Chinese (Trad.)
- سزاۓ موت پر عمل در آمد کرناUrdu
- hành quyếtVietnamese
- 处决Chinese (Simp.)
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