verb (used with object), ex·e·cut·ed, ex·e·cut·ing.
- to give effect or force to (a law, decree, judicial sentence, etc.).
- to carry out the terms of (a will).
- to transact or carry through (a contract, mortgage, etc.) in the manner prescribed by law; complete and give validity to (a legal instrument) by fulfilling the legal requirements, as by signing or sealing.
verb (used without object), ex·e·cut·ed, ex·e·cut·ing.
Origin of execute
Examples from the Web for execute
The tour ended up costing us $147,802 to produce and execute.
Around noon, the order was given to execute the mission the next day.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was the first time that I showed Lorne and Seth and everyone at the show that I could handle the pressure and execute.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They planned to take Indian diplomats hostage and then execute them as Modi was took office.Nuclear Pakistan's Spies Target India—and Their Own Prime Minister|Bruce Riedel|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Sunnis execute prisoners en masse, their messages expressed in high body counts.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nearly thirty of them volunteered their services to execute the order.Darius the Great|Jacob Abbott
It was his province to make the laws, as well as execute them.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
However, whether mad or simple, I have no idea of attempting to execute any of them at present.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
The arbitration of bishops had the force of positive law, and judges were instructed to execute the episcopal decrees.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV|John Lord
"Then," returned Mr. Lincoln, "I will pardon him," and he proceeded forthwith to execute the paper.Abraham Lincoln|William Eleroy Curtis