What does execute mean?

Definitions for execute
ˈɛk sɪˌkyutex·e·cute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. execute, put to deathverb

    kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

    "In some states, criminals are executed"

  2. executeverb

    murder in a planned fashion

    "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

  3. carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilverb

    put in effect

    "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"

  4. executeverb

    carry out the legalities of

    "execute a will or a deed"

  5. run, executeverb

    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, doverb

    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. executeverb

    sign in the presence of witnesses

    "The President executed the treaty"

Wiktionary

  1. executeverb

    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. executeverb

    To carry out; to put into effect.

    Your orders have been executed, Sir!

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

  3. executeverb

    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. executeverb

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

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

  5. executeverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Executeverb

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

  2. Executeverb

    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. Executeverb

    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. Executeverb

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

  5. Executeverb

    too put to death illegally; to kill

  6. Executeverb

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

  7. Executeverb

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

  8. Executeverb

    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.]

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

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  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. Scott Shleifer:

    Moj is well positioned to seize the opportunity presented by the growth of short video in India. We are impressed with the team's understanding of these rapidly evolving technologies and its ability to execute quickly.

  2. Tom Brady:

    They're a great team, obviously one of the best defenses in the league, we'll put together a plan that we'll go out and execute with confidence, and score a lot of points. That’s what our goal is.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus, then the White House chief strategist and chief of staff, respectively. Kushner’s role also tasked Trumpsaidto Kushner with executing Trump’s agenda. Trumpsaidto Kushner was a senior adviser on President Trump's campaign and reportedly worked closely with Steve Bannon, who would briefly become Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus. ( Reuters/Mike Segar) [ Kushner ] has been incredibly successful, in both business and now politics. He will be an invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda, putting the American people first.

  4. Chris Bosh:

    They had very good confidence shooting the ball, they must have had a really had a good talk or something before the game because everybody was shooting. For us defensively and offensively we didn't execute in anything. It's really disappointing. Because we've got to the point where we should be able to execute simple things and we're not doing that at all. We're close but far at the same time.

  5. Keith Davis:

    My sense is that investors believe that a more engaged CEO will be more inclined to execute value-creating transactions, including the possible divestiture of Sikorsky.

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