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ex·e·cute

 (ĕk′sĭ-kyo͞ot′)
tr.v. ex·e·cut·ed, ex·e·cut·ing, ex·e·cutes
1. To put into effect; carry out: a government that executes the decisions of the ruling party.
2. To perform; do: execute a U-turn. See Synonyms at perform.
3. To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
4. To make valid, as by signing: execute a deed.
5. To perform or carry out what is required by: execute the terms of a will.
6. To put to death, especially by carrying out a lawful sentence.
7. Computers To run (a program or instruction).

[Middle English executen, from Old French executer, from Medieval Latin execūtāre, from Latin execūtor, executor, from execūtus, past participle of exequī, exsequī, to pursue, carry out : ex-, ex- + sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′e·cut′er n.

execute

(ˈɛksɪˌkjuːt)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to put (a condemned person) to death; inflict capital punishment upon
2. to carry out; complete; perform; do: to execute an order.
3. to perform; accomplish; effect: to execute a pirouette.
4. to make or produce: to execute a drawing.
5. (Law) to carry into effect (a judicial sentence, the law, etc); enforce
6. (Law) law to comply with legal formalities in order to render (a deed, etc) effective, as by signing, sealing, and delivering
7. (Law) to sign (a will) in the presence of witnesses and in accordance with other legal formalities
8. (Law) to carry out the terms of (a contract, will, etc)
[C14: from Old French executer, back formation from executeur executor]
ˈexeˌcuter n

ex•e•cute

(ˈɛk sɪˌkyut)

v.t. -cut•ed, -cut•ing.
1. to carry out: to execute a plan.
2. to perform: to execute a gymnastic feat.
3. to inflict capital punishment on; put to death according to law.
4. to murder; assassinate.
5. to produce in accordance with a plan or design.
6. to play (a piece of music).
7. to give force to, as a law.
8. to carry out the terms of (a will).
9. to give validity to (a legal instrument) by fulfilling the legal requirements.
10. to run (a computer program) or process (a command).
[1350–1400; < Old French executer < Latin execūtus, past participle of ex(s)equī to pursue, carry out]
ex′e•cut`a•ble, adj.
ex′e•cut`er, n.

execute

- Derives from Latin exsequi, "carry out, follow up; punish."
See also related terms for punish.

execute


Past participle: executed
Gerund: executing

Imperative
execute
execute
Present
I execute
you execute
he/she/it executes
we execute
you execute
they execute
Preterite
I executed
you executed
he/she/it executed
we executed
you executed
they executed
Present Continuous
I am executing
you are executing
he/she/it is executing
we are executing
you are executing
they are executing
Present Perfect
I have executed
you have executed
he/she/it has executed
we have executed
you have executed
they have executed
Past Continuous
I was executing
you were executing
he/she/it was executing
we were executing
you were executing
they were executing
Past Perfect
I had executed
you had executed
he/she/it had executed
we had executed
you had executed
they had executed
Future
I will execute
you will execute
he/she/it will execute
we will execute
you will execute
they will execute
Future Perfect
I will have executed
you will have executed
he/she/it will have executed
we will have executed
you will have executed
they will have executed
Future Continuous
I will be executing
you will be executing
he/she/it will be executing
we will be executing
you will be executing
they will be executing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been executing
you have been executing
he/she/it has been executing
we have been executing
you have been executing
they have been executing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been executing
you will have been executing
he/she/it will have been executing
we will have been executing
you will have been executing
they will have been executing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been executing
you had been executing
he/she/it had been executing
we had been executing
you had been executing
they had been executing
Conditional
I would execute
you would execute
he/she/it would execute
we would execute
you would execute
they would execute
Past Conditional
I would have executed
you would have executed
he/she/it would have executed
we would have executed
you would have executed
they would have executed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.execute - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishmentexecute - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
crucify - kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified"
execute - murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
burn - burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem"
string up, hang - kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
2.execute - murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
murder, off, bump off, slay, polish off, dispatch, remove, hit - kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
execute, put to death - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
3.execute - put in effectexecute - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
complete, finish - come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
follow out, follow up, put through, carry out, follow through, implement, go through - pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
get over - to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end; "Let's get this job over with"; "It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task"
run - carry out; "run an errand"
consummate - make perfect; bring to perfection
consummate - fulfill sexually; "consummate a marriage"
effect, effectuate, set up - produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
do, perform - get (something) done; "I did my job"
discharge, dispatch, complete - complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
4.execute - carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"
enforce, implement, apply - ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";
give - execute and deliver; "Give bond"
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"
run, play - cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
enforce, implement, apply - ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";
step - cause (a computer) to execute a single command
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"
click off - perform or finish an action rapidly; "The game was clicked off in 1:48"
carry - sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune"
pipe up - begin to play or sing
declaim, recite - recite in elocution
serenade - sing and play for somebody; "She was serenaded by her admirers"
cut corners - do something the cheapest or easiest way; "Cut corners to make a cheaper product"
stunt - perform a stunt or stunts
cut - perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
blaze away - perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly; "Mr. Jones blazed away in one passage after another to loud applause"
scamp - perform hastily and carelessly
churn out - perform in a mechanical way
premier, premiere - perform a work for the first time
star - be the star in a performance
appear - appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
practise, rehearse, practice - engage in a rehearsal (of)
ad-lib, extemporise, improvise, improvize, extemporize - perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"
interpret, render - give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
conduct, direct, lead - lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
make - perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
7.execute - sign in the presence of witnesses; "The President executed the treaty"
sign - be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

execute

verb
1. put to death, kill, shoot, hang, behead, decapitate, guillotine, electrocute His father had been executed for treason.
3. perform, do, carry out, accomplish The landing was skilfully executed.
4. (Law) validate, sign, serve, deliver, seal the procedure for executing a will
Quotations
"We must execute not only the guilty. Execution of the innocent will impress the masses even more" [Nikolai V. Krylenko]

execute

verb
1. To oversee the provision or execution of:
2. To compel observance of:
Idioms: put in force, put into action.
3. To begin and carry through to completion:
Informal: pull off.
4. To bring about and carry to a successful conclusion:
Informal: swing.
5. To perform according to one's artistic conception:
6. To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of:
Idiom: live up to.
Translations
يُعْدِمُيُنَفِّذُيُؤَدّي ، يَقومُ بِ
popravit
henretteudføreforetagegennemføre
hukama
teloittaaajaakäynnistää
pogubitiprovestismaknutiizvršiti
kivégez
framkvæmagera, framkvæma, leikalífláta
処刑する実行する死刑する
실행하다
egzekucijaegzekutoriusmirties bausmės įvykdymasnubausti mirtimiorganizacinis
izpildītizpildīt (rīkojumu u.tmlsodīt ar nāvi
izvršitiusmrtiti
avrättaverkställa
ประหารชีวิต
hành hình

execute

[ˈeksɪkjuːt] VT
1. (= put to death) (gen) → ejecutar; (by firing squad) → fusilar
2. (= carry out, perform) [+ plan] → llevar a cabo, ejecutar; [+ work of art] → realizar; [+ order] → ejecutar, cumplir; [+ scheme, task, duty] → desempeñar; [+ will] → ejecutar; [+ document] → otorgar (Comput) → ejecutar

execute

[ˈɛksɪkjuːt] vt
(= put to death) → exécuter
(= carry out) [+ plan] → mettre à exécution; [+ operation] → réaliser (COMPUTING) [+ command, program] → exécuter

execute

vt
plan, order, task etcdurchführen, ausführen; movement, danceausführen; dutieserfüllen, wahrnehmen; purposeerfüllen; (Comput) commandausführen
(Mus: = perform) → vortragen; cadenza etcausführen; (Art) → ausführen
criminalhinrichten
(Jur) willvollstrecken, ausführen; contractausfertigen; (= sign) documentunterzeichnen

execute

[ˈɛksɪkjuːt] vt
a. (put to death, prisoner) → giustiziare
b. (carry out, plan, movement) → eseguire; (scheme) → attuare; (work of art) → realizzare (Law) (will) → rendere esecutivo/a

execute

(ˈeksikjuːt) verb
1. to put to death by order of the law. After the war many traitors were executed.
2. to carry out (instructions etc).
3. to perform (a movement etc usually requiring skill).
ˌexeˈcution (-ʃən) noun
1. (an act of) killing by law. The judge ordered the execution of the murderer.
2. the act of executing (orders or skilled movements etc).
ˌexeˈcutioner noun
a person whose duty is to put to death condemned persons.
executive (igˈzekjutiv) adjective
1. (in a business organization etc) concerned with management. executive skills.
2. concerned with the carrying out of laws etc. executive powers.
noun
1. the branch of the government that puts the laws into effect.
2. a person or body of people in an organization etc that has power to direct or manage. He is an executive in an insurance company.
executor (igˈzekjutə) noun
a person appointed to see to the carrying out of what is stated in a will. His two brothers are the executors of his will.

execute

يُعْدِمُ popravit henrette hinrichten εκτελώ ejecutar teloittaa exécuter pogubiti giustiziare 処刑する 실행하다 executeren henrette wykonać executar казнить verkställa ประหารชีวิต idam etmek hành hình 将…处死
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I'll give him a hearty scolding and bring him over to beg pardon," cried Jo, burning to execute immediate justice.
Heyward prepared to comply, though with strong disgust at the nature of the office he was compelled to execute.
These led them to execute every diabolical scheme; and, on the fifteenth day of August, commanded a party of Indians and Canadians, of about five hundred in number, against Briant's station, five miles from Lexington.
But as the junior mates were hurrying to execute the order, a pale man, with a bandaged head, arrested them --Radney the chief mate.
The older people have dances from home, strange and complicated steps which they execute with grave solemnity.
Quimbo, therefore, departed, with a will, to execute his orders.
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.
Her own fortune she had taken care to secure; and when her mother died--and it was wholly improbable, she tranquilly remarked, that she should either recover or linger long--she would execute a long-cherished project: seek a retirement where punctual habits would be permanently secured from disturbance, and place safe barriers between herself and a frivolous world.
Kidgerbury - the oldest inhabitant of Kentish Town, I believe, who went out charing, but was too feeble to execute her conceptions of that art - we found another treasure, who was one of the most amiable of women, but who generally made a point of falling either up or down the kitchen stairs with the tray, and almost plunged into the parlour, as into a bath, with the tea-things.
I execute my instructions, and I am paid for doing so.
Very fine, indeed, sir," she returned, with something of a blush, and a shy deprecating look that seemed to beg me not to notice the peculiarly quaint antics which the wind, evidently a humourist, chose at that moment to execute with the female garments upon the line.
For Spirits when they please Can either Sex assume, or both; so soft And uncompounded is their Essence pure, Not ti'd or manacl'd with joynt or limb, Nor founded on the brittle strength of bones, Like cumbrous flesh; but in what shape they choose Dilated or condens't, bright or obscure, Can execute their aerie purposes, And works of love or enmity fulfill.