|v. t.||1.||To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform.|
|2.||To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and delivering; |
|3.||To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by; to perform the requirements or stipulations of; |
|4.||To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; |
|5.||To put to death illegally; to kill.|
|6.||(Mus.) 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; |
|v. i.||1.||To do one's work; to act one's part or purpose.|
|2.||To perform musically.|
|Verb||1.||execute - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"|
Synonyms: put to death
|2.||execute - murder execution-style; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"|
|3.||execute - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"|
|4.||execute - carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"|
|5.||execute - 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"|
|6.||execute - 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"|
|7.||execute - sign in the presence of witnesses; "The President executed the treaty"|
TO EXECUTE. To make, to perform, to do, to follow out. This term is
frequently used in the law; as, to execute a deed is to make a deed.
2. It also signifies to perform, as to execute a contract; hence some contracts are called executed contracts, and others are called executory contracts.
3. To execute also means to put to death by virtue of a lawful sentence; as, the sheriff executed the convict.
|execute - execution|