Definition of "execute" []

  • To put into effect; carry out: a government that executes the decisions of the ruling party. (verb-transitive)
  • To perform; do: execute a U-turn. See Synonyms at perform. (verb-transitive)
  • To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design. (verb-transitive)
  • To make valid, as by signing: execute a deed. (verb-transitive)
  • To perform or carry out what is required by: execute the terms of a will. (verb-transitive)
  • To put (a condemned person) to death; inflict capital punishment upon (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To carry out; complete; perform; do (verb)
  • To perform; accomplish; effect (verb)
  • To make or produce (verb)
  • To carry into effect (a judicial sentence, the law, etc); enforce (verb)
  • To comply with legal formalities in order to render (a deed, etc) effective, as by signing, sealing, and delivering (verb)
  • To sign (a will) in the presence of witnesses and in accordance with other legal formalities (verb)
  • To carry out the terms of (a contract, will, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "execute" in a sentence
  • "The back end Job Queue will call that to execute the functionality that is defined in this class in the abstract method, called _execute ()."
  • "Sure, the possibility that madam president finds out about Tyrol's origins and then wants to execute is a possibility, but certainly not the only one."
  • "Then he left out the word execute the second time he did it."