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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)

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.

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."