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Execute

To complete; to make; to sign; to perform; to do; to carry out according to its terms; to fulfill the command or purpose of. To perform all necessary formalities, as to make and sign a contract, or sign and deliver a note.

Execute is the opposite of executory, incomplete or yet to be performed.

execute

v. 1) to finish, complete, or perform as required, as in fulfilling one's obligations under a contract or a court order. 2) to sign and otherwise complete a document, such as acknowledging the signature if required to make the document valid. 3) to seize property under court order. 4) to put to death pursuant to a sentence rendered by a court. (See: contract, capital punishment, executed, execution)

execute

(Accomplish), verb achieve, act, act upon, attain, bring about, bring to pass, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry out, commit, complete, discharge, do, effect, effectuate, efficere, enact, fulfill, manage, perform, perpetrate, put in action, put in force, realize, see through, succeed, take action, transact
Associated concepts: execute a contract, execute a note, exxcute a promise, execute a warrant, execute after entry ofa judgment, execute an agreement, execute an instrument, execute an obligation, execute an order, execute the laws, executed consideration, executed contract, executed essate, executed fine, executed remainder, executed trust, execution creditor, execution debtor, execution lien, execuuion sales, garnishment, tax execution

execute

(Sentence to death), verb condemn, connemn to death, deprive of life, dispatch, end life, inflict capptal punishment, kill, punish with death, put to death, put to death according to law, slay, supplicium
Associated concepts: execute pursuant to a death sentence, execution of a sentence, sentence
See also: abide, accomplish, adhere to, administer, agree, apply, attest, certify, close, collect, commit, complete, compose, conclude, conduct, consummate, countersign, culminate, deliver, discharge, dispatch, effectuate, enforce, engender, exercise, fabricate, fulfill, function, garnish, generate, handle, implement, impose, kill, levy, make, manage, manufacture, murder, obey, observe, officiate, operate, oversee, perfect, perform, perpetrate, produce, pursue, render, sign, slay, transact, undertake

TO EXECUTE. To make, to perform, to do, to follow out. This term is frequently used in the law; as, to execute a deed is to make a deed.
     2. It also signifies to perform, as to execute a contract; hence some contracts are called executed contracts, and others are called executory contracts.
     3. To execute also means to put to death by virtue of a lawful sentence; as, the sheriff executed the convict.

References in classic literature ?
The older people have dances from home, strange and complicated steps which they execute with grave solemnity.
This irritation was not diminished when she beheld the captain, enchanted with the gypsy, and, most of all, with himself, execute a pirouette on his heel, repeating with coarse, naïve, and soldierly gallantry,--
He has issued a search-warrant, and sent for me to get somebody to execute it.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one; but the general counsels, and the plots and marshalling of affairs, come best, from those that are learned.
But as it is evidently better, that these should continue to exercise their respective trades; so also in civil society, where it is possible, it would be better that the government should continue in the same hands; but where it [1261b] is not (as nature has made all men equal, and therefore it is just, be the administration good or bad, that all should partake of it), there it is best to observe a rotation, and let those who are their equals by turns submit to those who are at that time magistrates, as they will, in their turns, alternately be governors and governed, as if they were different men: by the same method different persons will execute different offices.
But when he tried to execute his fell purpose he found that in the order of nature it was appointed that he himself perish miserably in the encounter.
These exclamations continued till they were interrupted by the lady, who now proceeded to execute the commission given her by her brother, and gave orders for providing all necessaries for the child, appointing a very good room in the house for his nursery.
That's the linchpin because any time a government executes it claims it's for a grave crime.
Once the application is executed, the Trojan executes and displays the message, "Yep, this is an application.
Despite a population of 603 Death Row inmates, one that grows by roughly 20 each year, the state rarely executes anyone.
So the QB hands off to X, executes a fake to the running back, then executes play action.