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Meaning of EXECUTE

Pronunciation:  'eksu`kyoot

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  sign in the presence of witnesses
  2. [v]  bring to execution; "carry out a task"; "carry out the surgery"
  3. [v]  to act or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"
  4. [v]  socially sanctioned killing as a means of punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
  5. [v]  murder execution-style
  6. [v]  extend beyond reasonable limits; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"
  7. [v]  carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"
 

EXECUTE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: accomplish, carry, carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, put to death
 
 See Also: ad-lib, appear, apply, blaze away, bring about, bump off, burn, carry, churn out, click off, complete, complete, conduct, consummate, crucify, cut, cut corners, declaim, direct, discharge, dispatch, do, effect, effect, effectuate, enforce, extemporise, extemporize, finish, get over, give, hang, hit, implement, impose, improvise, improvize, interpret, kill, lead, make, murder, penalise, penalize, perfect, perform, pipe up, polish off, practice, practise, premier, premiere, punish, recite, rehearse, remove, render, run, scamp, serenade, set up, sight-read, sign, slay, star, string up, stunt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex"e*cute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Executed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Executing}.] [F. ex['e]cuter, L. executus, exsecutus,
    p. p. of exequi to follow to the end, pursue; ex out + sequi
    to follow. See {Second}, {Sue} to follow up, and cf.
    {Exequy}.]
    1. To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into
       complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to
       perform.
    
             Why delays His hand to execute what his decree Fixed
             on this day?                          --Milton.
    
    2. 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.
    
    3. 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.
    
    4. To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in
       conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
    
    5. Too put to death illegally; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    6. (Mus.) To perform, as a piece of music, either on an
       instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult
       part brilliantly.
    
    Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; achieve; consummate;
         finish; complete. See {Accomplish}.
    
    
  2. \Ex"e*cute\, v. i.
    1. To do one's work; to act one's part of purpose. [R.]
       --Hayward.
    
    2. To perform musically.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

execution

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: To complete; to sign; to carry out according to its terms.
 
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