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    Definition of execute in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGexecutesPRexecutingPT, PPexecutedSUF-té
    1. VT To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
      1. There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.
    2. VT To carry out; to put into effect.
      1. Your orders have been executed, sir!
      2. I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
    3. VT To perform.
      1. to execute a difficult piece of music brilliantly
      2. to execute a turn in ballet
    4. VT To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.
      1. VT (computing) To start, launch or run; as, to execute a program.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.
          • The computer reads in a program file from disk and executes the contents.
          • They have transgressed the king's explicit orders, and fear that now they will be called to task, certainly censured, perhaps thrown into prison or even executed for their disobedience.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        1. en executer
        2. en executes
        3. en executed
        4. en executers
        5. en executest
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Grammatically, this word "execute" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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