execute

  • 1 execute — ex·e·cute / ek si ˌkyüt/ vt cut·ed, cut·ing 1: perform: as a: to carry out fully includes not only executed violence, but also threatened violence Louisiana Civil Code …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 execute — ex‧e‧cute [ˈekskjuːt] verb [transitive] 1. to do what is written in a contract, plan etc: • The directors make the decisions but the managers have to execute them. • UK companies with a proven management ability to execute a business plan 2.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Execute — Ex e*cute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Executed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Executing}.] [F. ex[ e]cuter, L. executus, exsecutus, p. p. of exequi to follow to the end, pursue; ex out + sequi to follow. See {Second}, {Sue} to follow up, and cf. {Exequy}.] 1. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 exécuté — exécuté, ée (è gzé ku té, tée) part. passé. 1°   Mené à accomplissement. •   Ce que tu m as dicté, Je veux de point en point qu il soit exécuté, RAC. Esth. II, 5. •   Nos lois, nos justes lois seront exécutées, VOLT. Scythes, IV, 8. 2°   Joué, en …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 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 …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 execute — [v1] kill assassinate, behead, bump off*, do in*, electrocute, eliminate, finish, gas, guillotine, hang, knock off*, liquidate, murder, purge, put away*, put to death, shoot; concept 252 Ant. bear, create execute [v2] carry out a task accomplish …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Execute — Ex e*cute, v. i. 1. To do one s work; to act one s part or purpose. [R.] Hayward. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform musically. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 execute — To carry out according to its terms (SA Bankruptcy.com) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 9 execute —   [engl.], ausführen …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 execute — late 14c., to carry into effect, from O.Fr. executer (14c.), from M.L. executare, from L. execut /exsecut , pp. stem of exequi/exsequi to follow out (see EXECUTION (Cf. execution)). Meaning to inflict capital punishment is from late 15c. Related …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 execute — 1 effect, fulfill, discharge, *perform, accomplish, achieve Analogous words: complete, finish, conclude, *close: *realize, actualize, externalize, objectify 2 *kill, dispatch, slay, murder, assassinate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 executé — Executé, [execut]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 13 execute — ► VERB 1) carry out or put into effect (a plan, order, etc.). 2) carry out a sentence of death on (a condemned person). 3) perform (an activity or manoeuvre). 4) Law make (a legal instrument) valid by signing or sealing it. 5) Law carry out (a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 execute — /ˈɛksəkjut / (say eksuhkyooht) verb (t) (executed, executing) 1. to carry out; accomplish: to execute a plan; to execute an order. 2. to perform or do: to execute a manoeuvre; to execute a gymnastic feat. 3. to inflict capital punishment on; put… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 execute — verb ( cuted; cuting) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French executer, from execucion execution Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to carry out fully ; put completely into effect < execute a command > 2. to do what is provided or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 execute — executable, adj. executer, n. /ek si kyooht /, v., executed, executing. v.t. 1. to carry out; accomplish: to execute a plan or order. 2. to perform or do: to execute a maneuver; to execute a gymnastic feat. 3. to inflict capital punishment on;… …

    Universalium

  • 17 execute — [[t]e̱ksɪkjuːt[/t]] ♦♦♦ executes, executing, executed 1) VERB To execute someone means to kill them as a punishment for a serious crime. [be V ed] He said nobody had been executed as a direct result of the events... [V n] One group claimed to… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 execute */*/ — UK [ˈeksɪˌkjuːt] / US [ˈeksəˌkjut] verb [transitive] Word forms execute : present tense I/you/we/they execute he/she/it executes present participle executing past tense executed past participle executed 1) to kill someone as a punishment for a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 execute — verb a) To kill as punishment for capital crimes. There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes. b) To carry out; to put into effect; as, to execute a will, to execute orders. Your orders have been… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 execute — verb 1 kill sb as an official punishment ADVERB ▪ summarily ▪ illegally ▪ publicly ▪ wrongly ▪ innocent people who are wrongly executed …

    Collocations dictionary