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.
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Robinhood has earned $453 million so far this year from “payment for order flow,” which involves obtaining rebates from market-making firms like Citadel Securities that execute Robinhood customers’ trades.
While preparing the Congress dinners, Posey “shone in an all his splendor,” Custis wrote, and “his underlings flew in all directions to execute his orders.”George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty. But the chef behind the feast had none.|Ramin Ganeshram|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The defensive line’s proficiency up front has allowed the back seven to execute their system and clamp down tight.The Indianapolis Colts Finally Built A Defensive Monster|Ty Schalter|November 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
In the middle of an unconventional offseason, there are still a lot more questions than answers to how, when and where the NHL plans to execute games and travel.The NHL, facing more questions than answers, is still targeting a January start|Samantha Pell|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Orlando Hall was executed just before midnight after the Supreme Court allowed the Justice Department to move forward with his federal death penalty.Orlando Hall executed after Supreme Court declined to intervene|Ann Marimow|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Yet the email references the 1970s, “when police officers were ambushed and executed on a regular basis.”
The families had gathered that Sunday to remember Ali Bazzal, a soldier whom the Nusra Front declared they had executed on Dec. 6.
Last week, Robert Wayne Holsey of Georgia and Paul Goodwin of Missouri were executed within just a few hours of each other.
Despite Atkins, people with IQs lower than 70 have since been executed.
The way it was executed was maybe not satisfying to people, and it was in no way tied up in a bow.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I beseech your Majesty to be pleased to have executed immediately what is most expedient for the royal service in this matter.
The whole of the carving and sculptured work has been executed by Mr. John Roddis.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Francesco Bussone di Carmagnola, count de Castlenuovo, executed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He had to break his way through the thickets, see that some kind of a line was kept, and that orders were being executed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
He was at once arrested, and on October 13th tried by court martial, condemned to death, and executed a few hours later.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison