Essential Meaning of execute
1 : to kill (someone) especially as punishment for a crime He was captured, tried, and executed for murder.
2 : to do (something that you have planned to do or been told to do) : carry out They carefully executed the plan. execute an order
3 : to do or perform (an action or movement that requires skill) The pilot executed an emergency landing. The quarterback executed the play perfectly.
Full Definition of execute
1 : to carry out fully : put completely into effect execute a command
2 : to do what is provided or required by execute a decree
3 : to put to death especially in compliance with a legal sentence
4 : to make or produce (something, such as a work of art) especially by carrying out a design
5 : to perform what is required to give validity to execute a deed
6 : play execute a piece of music
1 : to perform properly or skillfully the fundamentals of a sport or of a particular play never had a team execute better— Bobby Knight
2 : to perform indicated tasks according to encoded instructions —used of a computer program or routine
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