execute execute  /ˈɛk sə ˌkjut/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
  2. (v) murder in a planned fashion
  3. (v) put in effect
  4. (v) carry out the legalities of
  5. (v) carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
  6. (v) carry out or perform an action
  7. (v) sign in the presence of witnesses

Usage(s):

  1. It also is inconsistent with the president's duty to faithfully execute the laws.
  2. Johnson Johnson under Ralph Larsen has had a long history of being able to execute.
  3. Monegan's dismissal was based on his repeated refusal to execute the Palin Administration's vision on budgetary matters and the direction of the Department of Public Safety.

News

  1. Oklahoma Death Row Inmate To Be Executed Tonight

    Oklahoma corrections officials are preparing to execute the second death row inmate to be put to death this year.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KWTV News9

  2. Oklahoma set to execute man who killed elderly couple in robbery

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma is set on Tuesday to execute by lethal injection a man convicted of stabbing an elderly couple to death during a robbery in 2000 that netted about $73, some of which he and convicted accomplices used to buy tacos. James Lewis DeRosa, 36, is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday evening at a state prison, according to the Oklahoma Department of ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Execution set for Okla. man in 2 stabbing deaths

    Oklahoma corrections officials are preparing to execute the second death row inmate to be put to death this year.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KWTV News9

Quotes

  1. "Speaking for the Department of Defense, once the commander in chief makes his decisions, we will salute and execute those decisions faithfully and to the best of our ability," Mr. Gates said to the annual gathering of the Association of the...
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "Based on information that has subsequently come to light, the president has directed the [Justice Department's] pardon attorney not to execute and deliver a grant of clemency to Mr. Toussie," White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said in a...
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: CNN

  3. Obama said as much in his speech at West Point: "Just as we have done in Iraq, we will execute this transition responsibly, taking into account conditions on the ground."
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

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