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Definitions of execute

  1. bring to execution; "carry out a task"; "carry out the surgery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. to act or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. socially sanctioned killing as a means of punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. murder execution-style Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. extend beyond reasonable limits; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. sign in the presence of witnesses; "The President executed the treaty" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. murder execution-style; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Too put to death illegally; to kill. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To do one's work; to act one's part of purpose. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To perform musically. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To carry into effect; as, to execute a purpose or plan; pursue to the end; make valid or legal by signing or sealing; as, to execute a deed or lease; to put to death under sentence of the law; to perform, as a musical selection. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To perform: to give effect to: to carry into effect the sentence of the law: to put to death by law. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. EXECUTER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To carry into effect; complete; put to death by law. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To effect; accomplish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To put to death according to legal sentence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To accomplish something. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To perform; to carry into effect; to indict; to inflict capital punishment on; to complete, as a legal instrument, or perform what is required to give validity to a writing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To perform any act. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To carry into complete effect; to perform; to inflict; to put to death by form of law; to complete. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. eks'e-k[=u]t, 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; EXEC[=U]'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; EXEC[=U]'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. EXECUT[=O]'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Carry (plan, command, law, judicial sentence, will) into effect; perform (action, operation, &c.); make (legal instrument) valid by signing, sealing, &c.; convey (estate) in property; discharge (office, function); perform (musical composition); inflict capital punishment on. Hence executable a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. To put in act, to do what is planned; to put to death according to form of justice. Complete Dictionary

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