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- (transitive) To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
- There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.
- (transitive) To carry out; to put into effect.
- Your orders have been executed, sir!
- I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
- Why delays / His hand to execute what his decree / Fixed on this day?
- (transitive) To perform.
- to execute a difficult piece of music brilliantly
- to execute a turn in ballet
- (transitive) To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.
- (transitive, computing) To start, launch or run; as, to execute a program.
to kill as punishment
To start a defined process and run it to completion
To start a defined process, without regard to whether it runs to completion or not
To start, launch or run software
To sign or otherwise cause a document (especially a contract) to become legally valid