An example of to execute is completing a plan of action.
An example of to execute is to run a computer program.
An example of to execute is a prisoner on death row being given a legal injection to end their life.
Execute the terms of a will.
Execute a deed.
A government that executes the decisions of the ruling party.
Execute a U-turn.
To execute another's orders.
To execute a statue in marble.
Your orders have been executed, sir!
I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
Origin of execute
- Middle English executen from Old French executer from Medieval Latin execūtāre from Latin execūtor executor from execūtus past participle of exequī, exsequī to pursue, carry out ex- ex- sequī to follow sekw-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition