meaning of execute

1. 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; as, to execute a deed, lease, mortgage, will, etc.
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.
To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
Too put to death illegally; to kill.
To perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly.
To do ones work; to act ones part of purpose.
To perform musically.
execute execution execution system, programming> The process of carrying out the instructions in a computer program by a computer. See also dry run.

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