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ex·e·cute / ˈeksiˌkyoōt/ • v. [tr.] 1. carry out or put into effect (a plan, order, or course of action): the corporation executed a series of financial deals. ∎  perform (an activity or maneuver requiring care or skill): they had to execute their dance steps with the greatest precision. ∎  Law make (a legal instrument) valid by signing or sealing it. ∎  Law carry out (a judicial sentence, the terms of a will, or other order): police executed a search warrant. ∎ Comput. carry out an instruction or a program. 2. (often be executed) carry out a sentence of death on (a legally condemned person): he was convicted of treason and executed. ∎  kill (someone) as a political act.

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execute
A. carry into effect, carry out XIV; fulfil, discharge XIV; make valid by signing, etc.; carry out the design of, perform XVIII;

B. inflict capital punishment on XV. — (O)F. exécuter — medL. executāre, f. ex(s)ecũt-, pp. stem of L. ex(s)equĩ follow up, carry out, pursue judicially, punish, f. EX-1 + sequĩ follow.
So execution carrying into effect XIV; infliction of capital punishment XV; enforcement of a judgement, effective action XVI; hence executioner XVI. executive XVII; sb. XVIII (first U.S.). executor XIII (of an estate). — AN. executo(u)r — L. execũtor.

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EXECUTE

To complete; to make; to sign; to perform; to do; to carry out according to its terms; to fulfill the command or purpose of. To perform all necessary formalities, as to make and sign a contract, or sign and deliver a note.

Execute is the opposite of executory, incomplete or yet to be performed.

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execute To carry out an instruction or program. This includes interpreting machine instructions, performing subroutines, and applying functions to sets of parameters.

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