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Verb

Infinitive
to execute

Third person singular
execut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to execute (third-person singular simple present execut, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
    There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes.
  2. (transitive) To carry out; to put into effect; as, to execute a will, to execute orders.
    Your orders have been executed, Sir!
  3. (transitive) To begin putting into effect.
    I’ll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
  4. (transitive) To cause to become legally valid; as, to execute a contract.
  5. (transitive) (computing) To start, launch or run; as, to execute a program.

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