execute

execute ex‧e‧cute [ˈekskjuːt] verb [transitive]
1. to do what is written in a contract, plan etc:

• The directors make the decisions but the managers have to execute them.

• UK companies with a proven management ability to execute a business plan

2. COMPUTING when a computer executes a program or command (= instruction ) , it makes the program or command work:

• To make it easier, you can create a shell script to execute the program and invoke that.

— execution noun [uncountable] :

• the solicitor's execution of the will

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execute UK US /ˈeksɪkjuːt/ verb
[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.

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execute an agreement/a plan/a contract

[T] IT to make a computer program or instruction work: »

execute a command/program

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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 — Cf. execute a trade
execute a will — Cf. execute a will

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • execute — ex·e·cute / ek si ˌkyüt/ vt cut·ed, cut·ing 1: perform: as a: to carry out fully includes not only executed violence, but also threatened violence Louisiana Civil Code …   Law dictionary

  • Execute — Ex e*cute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Executed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Executing}.] [F. ex[ e]cuter, L. executus, exsecutus, p. p. of exequi to follow to the end, pursue; ex out + sequi to follow. See {Second}, {Sue} to follow up, and cf. {Exequy}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exécuté — exécuté, ée (è gzé ku té, tée) part. passé. 1°   Mené à accomplissement. •   Ce que tu m as dicté, Je veux de point en point qu il soit exécuté, RAC. Esth. II, 5. •   Nos lois, nos justes lois seront exécutées, VOLT. Scythes, IV, 8. 2°   Joué, en …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • execute — [ek′si kyo͞ot΄] vt. executed, executing [ME executen < OFr executer, back form. < executeur: see EXECUTOR] 1. to follow out or carry out; do; perform; fulfill [to execute another s orders] 2. to carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.) 3 …   English World dictionary

  • execute — [v1] kill assassinate, behead, bump off*, do in*, electrocute, eliminate, finish, gas, guillotine, hang, knock off*, liquidate, murder, purge, put away*, put to death, shoot; concept 252 Ant. bear, create execute [v2] carry out a task accomplish …   New thesaurus

  • Execute — Ex e*cute, v. i. 1. To do one s work; to act one s part or purpose. [R.] Hayward. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform musically. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • execute — To carry out according to its terms (SA Bankruptcy.com) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • execute —   [engl.], ausführen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • execute — late 14c., to carry into effect, from O.Fr. executer (14c.), from M.L. executare, from L. execut /exsecut , pp. stem of exequi/exsequi to follow out (see EXECUTION (Cf. execution)). Meaning to inflict capital punishment is from late 15c. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • execute — 1 effect, fulfill, discharge, *perform, accomplish, achieve Analogous words: complete, finish, conclude, *close: *realize, actualize, externalize, objectify 2 *kill, dispatch, slay, murder, assassinate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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