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 for execute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Why delays
              His hand to execute what his decree
              Fixed on this day?                    --Milton.
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     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.
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     3. To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by;
        to perform the requirements or stipulations of; as, to
        execute a decree, judgment, writ, or process.
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     4. To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in
        conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
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     5. To put to death illegally; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. (Mus.) To perform, as a piece of music or other feat of
        skill, whether on an instrument or with the voice, or in
        any other manner requiring physical activity; as, to
        execute a difficult part brilliantly; to execute a coup;
        to execute a double play.
  
     Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; achieve; consummate;
          finish; complete. See Accomplish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Execute \Ex"e*cute\, v. i.
     1. To do one's work; to act one's part or purpose. [R.]
        --Hayward.
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     2. To perform musically.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  execute
      v 1: kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some
           states, criminals are executed" [syn: execute, put to
           death]
      2: murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated
         with the police was executed"
      3: put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of
         the people"; "He actioned the operation" [syn: carry
         through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action,
         fulfill, fulfil]
      4: carry out the legalities of; "execute a will or a deed"
      5: 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" [syn: run,
         execute]
      6: 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" [syn:
         perform, execute, do]
      7: sign in the presence of witnesses; "The President executed
         the treaty"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "execute":
     abide by, accompany, accomplish, achieve, act, adhere to,
     administer, administrate, annihilate, assassinate, attain,
     be productive, behead, bereave of life, bowstring, bring about,
     bring into being, bring off, bring to fruition, bump off, burn,
     butcher, carry away, carry into execution, carry off, carry out,
     carry through, cause, chloroform, chord, compass, complete,
     concertize, conduct, consummate, cool, cope with, countersign,
     crucify, cut, cut down, cut off, deal with, decapitate, decollate,
     defenestrate, deliver, deprive of life, destroy, discharge,
     dispatch, dispose of, do, do away with, do for, do in, do the job,
     do the trick, do to death, dust off, effect, effectuate,
     electrocute, eliminate, enact, end, enforce, engineer, exterminate,
     fetch, fill out, finish, finish off, fulfill, garrote, govern,
     guillotine, handle, honor, ice, immolate, implement, industrialize,
     inflict capital punishment, interpret, kill, knock off, lapidate,
     launch into eternity, liquidate, lynch, make, make away with,
     make music, make out, manage, martyr, martyrize, mass-produce,
     murder, observe, overproduce, perform, play, play by ear, poison,
     polish off, practice, produce, promulgate, prosecute, pull off,
     purge, put away, put down, put in force, put over, put through,
     put to death, put to sleep, realize, remove, remove from life,
     render, rub out, sacrifice, seal, shoot, sign, slay, snuff out,
     starve, stone, strangle, succeed, swing, symphonize, take care of,
     take life, take off, transact, turn the trick, validate,
     volume-produce, waste, wipe out, work, work out
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  execution
  execute
  run
  
      The process of carrying out
     the instructions in a computer program by a computer.
  
     See also dry run.
  
     (1996-05-13)
  

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