Meaning : Kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment.
In some states, criminals are executed.
Synonyms : put to death
Meaning : Murder in a planned fashion.
The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed.
Meaning : Carry out the legalities of.
Execute a will or a deed.
Meaning : 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.
Synonyms : run
Meaning : Sign in the presence of witnesses.
The President executed the treaty.