What does execute mean?

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ˈɛk sɪˌkyutex·e·cute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. execute, put to death(verb)

    kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

    "In some states, criminals are executed"

  2. execute(verb)

    murder in a planned fashion

    "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

  3. 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"

  4. execute(verb)

    carry out the legalities of

    "execute a will or a deed"

  5. run, execute(verb)

    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"

  6. 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"

  7. execute(verb)

    sign in the presence of witnesses

    "The President executed the treaty"

Wiktionary

  1. execute(Verb)

    To kill as punishment for capital crimes.

    There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.

    Etymology: From exsecutus, past participle of exsequor, from ex- + sequor.

  2. execute(Verb)

    To carry out; to put into effect.

    Your orders have been executed, Sir!

    Etymology: From exsecutus, past participle of exsequor, from ex- + sequor.

  3. execute(Verb)

    To begin putting into effect.

    I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.

    Etymology: From exsecutus, past participle of exsequor, from ex- + sequor.

  4. execute(Verb)

    To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.

    Etymology: From exsecutus, past participle of exsequor, from ex- + sequor.

  5. execute(Verb)

    To start, launch or run; as, to execute a program.

    Etymology: From exsecutus, past participle of exsequor, from ex- + sequor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Execute(verb)

    to follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform

  2. Execute(verb)

    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

  3. Execute(verb)

    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

  4. Execute(verb)

    to infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor

  5. Execute(verb)

    too put to death illegally; to kill

  6. Execute(verb)

    to perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly

  7. Execute(verb)

    to do one's work; to act one's part of purpose

  8. Execute(verb)

    to perform musically

Freebase

  1. Execute

    Execute is the debut album of So Solid Crew members, Oxide & Neutrino. It includes the Casualty sampling number 1 single "Bound 4 Da Reload" and the Prodigy cover "No Good 4 Me". "Devil's Nightmare" was also featured on the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider soundtrack. U.K Chart #11 U.K sales: 300,000+ BPI: Platinum

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Execute

    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, exsecutusex, out, sequi, to follow.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'execute' in Verbs Frequency: #743

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of execute in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of execute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of execute in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Virtually, Wikipedia rules are not the law of the judiciary, approved by the majority of the parliament that applied accurately and precisely within its context. Conversely, Wikipedian rules, in other words, tools are only garbage of the frustrated and ignorant heads, which support the blackmailers for blackmailing and comfort for its founding architecture, and also fools who have to execute nothing than fighting, wasting time. Consequently, every second the Wikipedia, having no established and qualified paid editorial board, stays as an encyclopedia of Idiots-Pedia. Thus, it endorses itself unreliable and untrustworthy an ordinary website, where educationally-unmatured children contribute and decide one's notability, alongside ignorant ones as well.

  2. Andy Murray on Sunday:

    I have a very good shot on Sunday if I play my best tennis. I need to do it for long enough to have a chance. I'm aware of that, i don't think many people are expecting me to win on Sunday. I have to just believe in Andy Murray on Sunday, have a solid game plan, and hopefully execute it and play well.

  3. Tim Miller:

    Jeb Bush is one of just a few candidates -- possibly the only candidate -- with multiple paths through the February states and the resources and ground game to execute in them, in addition to the durability to play aggressively inMarch, we already have the biggest ground organization in New Hampshire, where we are leading our lane, and we are about to send more resources there to grow voter contact and persuasion. This comes in addition to what we believe are the best teams in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.

  4. Gonzalo Luchetti:

    We are not the only ones to see the blinding insight that customers are spending more time on their phones whether in payment, ride sharing or chat ecosystems, but it is all about how you execute a partnership, thirty years ago, if you wanted to be relevant to clients, you needed to have as many branches as you could. Today ... people spend hours every day in these virtual cities, and the equivalent of having a branch in every corner is being able to provide your services within these digital ecosystems.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Protecting own life and equal-living opportunities, as the jobs, education, and social activities accordingly moral values of society execute human rights or a person's right. However, not protecting that and instead of that fighting for such freedom that, stays beyond the moral, religious, and traditional values, defines self-choice, not the human rights or a person's right. Indeed, such struggles and attempts fail and never prevail, one cannot surpass that, without leaving such a society.

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