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
Synonyms for execute
Related Words for unexecutedfragmentary, partial, lacking, deficient, inadequate, sketchy, insufficient, bare, unadorned, undeveloped, incomplete, unfulfilled, broken, crude, defective, fractional, immature, imperfect, incoherent, meager
Examples from the Web for unexecuted
Historical Examples of unexecuted
Commissions poured in upon him, yet he left them unexecuted.Art in England
Was it one of Colin Churchill's designs for his unexecuted statues, Gwen wondered?Babylon, Volume 2 (of 3)
He also had been privy to the unexecuted plot, and was willing to tell what he knew, but knew much less to tell.Romola
Well, that portion of it—unexecuted portion of the first sentence.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Under these circumstances, does he require the cession of Burgundy, according to the terms of the unexecuted treaty of Madrid?The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;
Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
Word Origin for execute
late 14c., "to carry into effect," from Old French executer (14c.), from Medieval Latin executare, from Latin execut-/exsecut-, past participle stem of exequi/exsequi "to follow out" (see execution). Meaning "to inflict capital punishment" is from late 15c. Related: Executed; executing.