What does execute mean?

Definitions for execute
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. Binay Chandgothia:

    The anticipated potential boost to Hong Kong’s economy from relocated jobs will not materialize now, as far as the China strategy goes, the relocation decision would really not impact it much. Their Asian headquarters remain in Hong Kong so HSBC can easily continue to execute as in the past.

  2. David Curry:

    I ’m fearful that they will execute these pastors for practicing their faith.

  3. Dean Haydon:

    [Haque] intended to execute his plan years later, by which time he anticipated he would have trained and acquired an army of soldiers, including children.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Zarin:

    However, the business reality is this only provides a two-week long window to receive and execute orders, this is challenging for our customers, our U.S. manufacturing facilities, and dedicated employees.

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