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execute

verb [T] (DO)    /ˈek.sɪ.kjuːt/
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.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling execute a will specialized If you execute someone's will, you deal with their money, property, etc., according to the instructions in it.Inheriting and bequeathing
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