Definitions of execute:
  • verb:   kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    Example: "In some states, criminals are executed"
  • verb:   murder execution-style
    Example: "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
  • verb:   carry out the legalities of
    Example: "Execute a will or a deed"
  • verb:   sign in the presence of witnesses
    Example: "The President executed the treaty"
  • verb:   carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
    Example: "The computer executed the instruction"
  • verb:   carry out or perform an action
    Example: "The skater executed a triple pirouette"
  • verb:   put in effect
    Example: "Execute the decision of the people"

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See execute used in context: 29 rhymes, 22 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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