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execute

[ ek-si-kyoot ]
/ 藞蓻k s瑟藢kyut /
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verb (used with object), ex路e路cut路ed, ex路e路cut路ing.
verb (used without object), ex路e路cut路ed, ex路e路cut路ing.
to perform or accomplish something, as an assigned task.
Sports. to perform properly the fundamental moves or mechanics of a sport, game, position, or particular play; show smoothness in necessary skills: We just didn't execute defensively.
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Origin of execute

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English executen, from Old French executer, from Medieval Latin exec奴t膩re, derivative of Latin exec奴tus, past participle of ex(s)equ墨 鈥渢o follow up, carry out (punishment), execute鈥; see ex-1, sequence

synonym study for execute

2. See perform. 3. See kill1.

OTHER WORDS FROM execute

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH execute

kill1, execute , murder (see synonym study at kill1)
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British Dictionary definitions for execute

execute
/ (藞蓻ks瑟藢kju藧t) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of execute

executer, noun

Word Origin for execute

C14: from Old French executer, back formation from executeur executor
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