execute

Definitions:

  • To put into effect; carry out.
  • To perform; do: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> perform</strong>.
  • To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
  • To make valid, as by signing.
  • To perform or carry out what is required by.
  • To put to death, especially by carrying out a lawful sentence.
  • To run (a program or instruction).
  • Executed; accomplished.
  • To follow out or through to the end; perform completely, as something projected, prescribed, or ordered; carry into complete effect; accomplish: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="execute">execute</internalXref> a purpose, plan, design, or scheme.
  • To perform or do: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="execute">execute</internalXref> a difficult gymnastic feat; to <em>execute</em> a piece of music.
  • In <em>law</em>: To complete and give validity to, as a legal instrument, by performing whatever is required by law to be done, as by signing and sealing, attestation, authentication, etc.: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="execute">execute</internalXref> a deed or lease.
  • To perform or carry out fully, as the conditions of a deed, contract, etc.
  • To give effect to; put in force; enforce; as, to <internalXref urlencoded="execute">execute</internalXref> law or justice; to <em>execute</em> a writ; to <em>execute</em> judgment or vengeance.
  • To perform judgment or sentence on; specifically, to inflict capital punishment on; put to death in accordance with law or the sentence of a court: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="execute">execute</internalXref> a traitor.
  • Hence To put to death; kill; do to death.
  • To carry out or accomplish a course of action, a purpose, or a plan; produce an effect or result aimed at.
  • To perform a piece of music: as, he <em>executes</em> well.
  • To do one's work; to act one's part or purpose.
  • To perform musically.
  • To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform.
  • To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and delivering
  • To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by; to perform the requirements or stipulations of.
  • To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence.
  • To put to death illegally; to kill.
  • To perform, as a piece of music or other feat of skill, whether on an instrument or with the voice, or in any other manner requiring physical activity.
  • To kill as punishment for <xref>capital</xref> <xref>crimes</xref>.
  • To carry out; to put into effect.
  • To begin putting into effect.
  • To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a <xref>contract</xref>.
  • To start, <xref>launch</xref> or <xref>run</xref>; as, to execute a <xref>program</xref>.
  • carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
  • murder in a planned fashion
  • sign in the presence of witnesses
  • carry out or perform an action
  • put in effect
  • kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
  • carry out the legalities of
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