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execute meaning and definition

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Definition of execute (verb)

  1. kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    • "In some states, criminals are executed"
    • synonyms: put to death
  2. murder in a planned fashion
    • "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
  3. put in effect
  4. carry out the legalities of
    • "execute a will or a deed"
  5. 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"
    • synonyms: run
  6. 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"
    • synonyms: do, perform
  7. sign in the presence of witnesses
    • "The President executed the treaty"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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