3 Executed


Executed

Execute Ex"e*cute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Executed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Executing}.] [F. ex['e]cuter, L. executus, exsecutus, p. p. of exequi to follow to the end, pursue; ex out + sequi to follow. See {Second}, {Sue} to follow up, and cf. {Exequy}.] 1. To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform. [1913 Webster]

Why delays His hand to execute what his decree Fixed on this day? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and delivering; as, to execute a deed, lease, mortgage, will, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by; to perform the requirements or stipulations of; as, to execute a decree, judgment, writ, or process. [1913 Webster]

4. To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor. [1913 Webster]

5. To put to death illegally; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mus.) To perform, as a piece of music or other feat of skill, whether on an instrument or with the voice, or in any other manner requiring physical activity; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly; to execute a coup; to execute a double play.

Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; achieve; consummate; finish; complete. See {Accomplish}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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