"execute" in the verb sense
1. execute, put to death
kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
"In some states, criminals are executed"
murder in a planned fashion
"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
3. carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil
put in effect
"carry out a task"
"execute the decision of the people"
"He actioned the operation"
carry out the legalities of
"execute a will or a deed"
5. run, 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. perform, execute, do
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"
sign in the presence of witnesses
"The President executed the treaty"
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