1. Kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment (synset 202488856)
    "In some states, criminals are executed"
  2. Murder in a planned fashion (synset 202489797)
    "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
  3. Put in effect (synset 201644397)
    "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
  4. Carry out the legalities of (synset 202569775)
    "execute a will or a deed"
  5. Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine (synset 202569242)
    "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
  6. Carry out or perform an action (synset 201716563)
    "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
  7. Sign in the presence of witnesses (synset 200999704)
    "The President executed the treaty"

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