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Definition of execute
verb [with object]
1carry out or put into effect (a plan, order, or course of action):the corporation executed a series of financial deals produce (a work of art):not only does she execute embroideries, she designs them, too perform (an activity or maneuver requiring care or skill):they had to execute their dance steps with the greatest precision Law make (a legal instrument) valid by signing or sealing it. Law carry out (a judicial sentence, the terms of a will, or other order):police executed a search warrant Computing carry out an instruction or program. 2carry out a sentence of death on (a legally condemned person):he was convicted of treason and executed kill (someone) as a political act.