carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"
sign in the presence of witnesses; "The President executed the treaty"
put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"