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"
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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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks′e-kūt, v.t. to perform: to give effect to: to carry into effect the sentence of the law: to put to death by law.—adj. Exec′utable, that can be executed.—ns. Exec′utant, one who executes or performs; Ex′ecuter; Execū′tion, act of executing or performing: accomplishment: completion: carrying into effect the sentence of a court of law: the warrant for so doing: the infliction of capital punishment; Execū′tioner, one who executes, esp. one who inflicts capital punishment.—adj. Exec′utive, designed or fitted to execute: active: qualifying for or pertaining to the execution of the law.—n. the power or authority in government that carries the laws into effect: the persons who administer the government.—adv. Exec′utively.—n. Exec′utor, one who executes or performs: the person appointed to see a will carried into effect:—fem. Exec′utress, Exec′utrix.—adj. Executō′rial.—n. Exec′utorship.—adj. Exec′utory, executing official duties: designed to be carried into effect. [Fr. exécuter—L. exsequi, exsecutus—ex, out, sequi, to follow.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'execute' in Verbs Frequency: #743
The numerical value of execute in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of execute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They continue to execute and outperform.
Those are difficult to design and execute.
His fatwa was to execute whoever rejected Mullah Mansour as a leader.
They like our strategy, and they want us to continue to execute on it.
I ’m fearful that they will execute these pastors for practicing their faith.
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Translations for execute
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ينفذ, أعدمArabic
- изпълнявам, извършвам, екзекутирамBulgarian
- executarCatalan, Valencian
- afvikle, udføre, påbegynde, eksekvere, starteDanish
- ajusticiar, ejecutarSpanish
- اجرا, اعدام کردنPersian
- käynnistää, täytäntöön, toimeenpanna, panna, teloittaa, toteuttaa, ajaa, saattaa voimaanFinnish
- cuir an gnìomhScottish Gaelic
- 消す, 処刑, 実行, 行うJapanese
- بردن بهڕێوهKurdish
- eksekvere, kjøreNorwegian
- bewerkstelligen, uitvoeren, executerenDutch
- køyre, eksekvereNorwegian Nynorsk
- executar, rodarPortuguese
- казнить, исполнять, исполнитьRussian
- smàknuti, pròvesti, pogùbiti, izvŕšitiSerbo-Croatian
- zagnati, usmrtiti, izvršitiSlovene
- expediera, verkställa, köra, avrätta, exekveraSwedish
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