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English definition of “execute”

execute

verb     /ˈeksɪkjuːt/
[T] to do or perform something in a planned way: Local authority officials will check that the work is being executed according to the plans submitted. execute an agreement/a plan/a contract
[T] IT to make a computer program or instruction work: execute a command/program The software translates programs from language a human can read and understand to language a computer can execute.
[I] to be successful with your business plans: The company knows the local market and has a great ability to execute.
execute a trade STOCK MARKET to buy or sell shares, etc.: The bond trader who is believed to have executed the trade refused to comment on the transaction.
execute a will LAW to deal with a dead person's money, property, etc. according to the instructions in their will
(Definition of execute verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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