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English definition of “execute”

execute

verb [T] uk   /ˈek.sɪ.kjuːt/ us  

execute verb [T] (KILL)

C2 to kill someone as a legal punishment: He was executed for murder.

execute verb [T] (DO)

C2 formal to do or perform something, especially in a planned way: to execute a deal/plan The whole play was executed with great precision. execute a will specialized If you execute someone's will, you deal with that person's money, property, etc., according to the instructions in it.
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