Definitions of execute

  1. To perform any act.
  2. To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
  6. Too put to death illegally; to kill.
  7. To perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly.
  8. To carry into effect; as, to execute a purpose or plan; pursue to the end; make valid or legal by signing or sealing; as, to execute a deed or lease; to put to death under sentence of the law; to perform, as a musical selection.
  9. To carry into effect; complete; put to death by law.
  10. To effect; accomplish.
  11. To put to death according to legal sentence.
  12. To do one's work; to act one's part of purpose.
  13. To perform musically.
  14. bring to execution; " carry out a task"; " carry out the surgery"
  15. carry out the legalities of; " execute a will or a deed"
  16. socially sanctioned killing as a means of punishment; " In some states, criminals are executed"
  17. extend beyond reasonable limits; " carry too far"; " She carries her ideas to the extreme"
  18. sign in the presence of witnesses; " The President executed the treaty"
  19. put in effect; " carry out a task"; " execute the decision of the people"; " He actioned the operation"
  20. 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"
  21. murder execution- style; " The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
  22. 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"
  23. To accomplish something.
  24. To perform; to carry into effect; to indict; to inflict capital punishment on; to complete, as a legal instrument, or perform what is required to give validity to a writing.
  25. To carry into complete effect; to perform; to inflict; to put to death by form of law; to complete.