Definitions for execute

Definitions for (verb) execute

Main entry: execute

Definition: sign in the presence of witnesses

Usage: The President executed the treaty

Main entry: carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, execute, accomplish, action

Definition: put in effect

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

Main entry: do, perform, execute

Definition: carry out or perform an action

Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance

Main entry: execute, put to death

Definition: kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

Usage: In some states, criminals are executed

Main entry: execute

Definition: murder in a planned fashion

Usage: The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed

Main entry: run, execute

Definition: carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

Usage: Run the dishwasher; run a new program on the Mac; the computer executed the instruction

Main entry: execute

Definition: carry out the legalities of

Usage: execute a will or a deed

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