execute

execute
execute [ek′si kyo͞ot΄]
vt.
executed, executing [ME executen < OFr executer, back-form. < executeur: see EXECUTOR]
1. to follow out or carry out; do; perform; fulfill [to execute another's orders]
2. to carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
3. to put to death as in accordance with a legally imposed sentence
4. to create or produce in accordance with an idea, plan, blueprint, etc. [to execute a statue in marble]
5. to perform (a piece of music, a part in a play, etc.)
6. Comput. to perform the operations indicated in (an instruction or program)
7. Law to complete or make valid (a deed, contract, etc.) as by signing, sealing, and delivering
vi.
Comput. to run an instruction or program
SYN.- KILL1, PERFORM
executable
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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