execute

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
execute

Third-person singular
executes

Past tense
executed

Past participle
executed

Present participle
executing

  1. (transitive) When you execute someone, you kill someone due to the crimes that the person has committed.
    The smuggler was found guilty with delivering drugs across the border and was executed.
  2. (transitive) When you execute an action, you carry it out.
    The soldiers executed the orders given by their superior.
  3. (transitive) (computing) When you execute a program, you start, launch or run it.
    I executed the program to begin my installation of the new web browser.