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executed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  follow  out  or  through  to  the  end  to  carry  out  into 
  complete  effect;  to  complete;  to  finish;  to  effect;  to 
  perform. 
 
  Why  delays  His  hand  to  execute  what  his  decree  Fixed 
  on  this  day?  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  complete,  as  a  legal  instrument;  to  perform  what  is 
  required  to  give  validity  to  as  by  signing  and  perhaps 
  sealing  and  delivering;  as  to  execute  a  deed,  lease, 
  mortgage,  will  etc 
 
  3.  To  give  effect  to  to  do  what  is  provided  or  required  by 
  to  perform  the  requirements  or  stimulations  of  as  to 
  execute  a  decree,  judgment,  writ,  or  process. 
 
  4.  To  infect  capital  punishment  on  to  put  to  death  in 
  conformity  to  a  legal  sentence;  as  to  execute  a  traitor. 
 
  5.  Too  put  to  death  illegally;  to  kill.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  6.  (Mus.)  To  perform,  as  a  piece  of  music,  either  on  an 
  instrument  or  with  the  voice;  as  to  execute  a  difficult 
  part  brilliantly. 
 
  Syn:  To  accomplish;  effect;  fulfill;  achieve;  consummate; 
  finish;  complete.  See  {Accomplish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  executed 
  adj  :  put  to  death  as  punishment;  "claimed  the  body  of  the 
  executed  traitor" 




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