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.]

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  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. Jim Green:

    As soon as Ridley contacted us and we recognized that he wanted to paint that really accurate picture, it was easy for us to endorse the movie and then provide whatever kind of consultation and advice he needed to be able to execute on it.

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers:

    It was a tough game for us. We played well enough to win but we didn't, our guys' confidence is not shaken. We see what we need to do and how we need to perform to win. So we have the blueprint, now we just need to execute at a higher level.

  3. Chief Executive Ryan Lance:

    If you wanted to protect all 1.5 million barrels per day I don't think the market is that liquid, we think it would be very difficult to execute something like that in the marketplace.

  4. Addison Russell:

    Joe has a good understanding about what's going on in the game and what needs to be done, he relays the signs to Jonesy (third base coach Gary Jones). We try to execute it, try to get that bunt down or move that guy over. That's just A, B, C baseball.

  5. President Ollanta Humala:

    I insist the company manifest its will and execute concrete actions to create a foundation of understanding.

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