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Execute vs. Start

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  • Execute (verb)

    To kill as punishment for capital crimes.

    "There are certain states where it is lawful to execute prisoners convicted of certain crimes."

  • Execute (verb)

    To carry out; to put into effect.

    "Your orders have been executed, sir!"

    "I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned."

  • Execute (verb)

    To perform.

    "to execute a difficult piece of music brilliantly"

    "to execute a turn in ballet"

  • Execute (verb)

    To cause to become legally valid

    "to execute a contract"

  • Execute (verb)

    To start, launch or run

    "to execute a program"

  • Execute (verb)

    To run, usually successfully.

    "The program executed, but data problems were discovered."

  • Start (noun)

    The beginning of an activity.

    "The movie was entertaining from start to finish."

  • Start (noun)

    A sudden involuntary movement.

    "He woke with a start."

  • Start (noun)

    The beginning point of a race, a board game, etc.

    "Captured pieces are returned to the start of the board."

  • Start (noun)

    An appearance in a sports game from the beginning of the match.

    "Jones has been a substitute before, but made his first start for the team last Sunday."

  • Start (noun)

    A young plant germinated in a pot to be transplanted later.

  • Start (noun)

    An initial advantage over somebody else; a head start.

    "to get, or have, the start"

  • Start (verb)

    To begin, commence, initiate.

  • Start (verb)

    To set in motion.

    "to start a stream of water;"

    "to start a rumour;"

    "to start a business"

  • Start (verb)

    To begin.

  • Start (verb)

    To initiate operation of a vehicle or machine.

    "to start the engine"

  • Start (verb)

    To put or raise (a question, an objection); to put forward (a subject for discussion).

  • Start (verb)

    To begin an activity.

    "The rain started at 9:00."

  • Start (verb)

    To have its origin (at), begin.

    "The speed limit is 50 km/h, starting at the edge of town."

    "The blue line starts one foot away from the wall."

  • Start (verb)

    To startle or be startled; to move or be moved suddenly.

  • Start (verb)

    To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.

  • Start (verb)

    To jerk suddenly in surprise.

  • Start (verb)

    To awaken suddenly.

  • Start (verb)

    To disturb and cause to move suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly.

    "The hounds started a fox."

  • Start (verb)

    To break away, to come loose.

  • Start (verb)

    To put into play.

  • Start (verb)

    To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from.

    "to start a water cask"

  • Start (verb)

    To start one's periods (menstruation).

    "Have you started yet?"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Execute

    To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform.

  • Execute

    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.

  • Execute

    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.

  • Execute

    To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.

  • Execute

    To put to death illegally; to kill.

  • Execute

    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.

  • Execute (verb)

    To do one's work; to act one's part or purpose.

  • Execute (verb)

    To perform musically.

  • Start (verb)

    To leap; to jump.

  • Start (verb)

    To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act.

  • Start (verb)

    To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start in business.

  • Start (verb)

    To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure.

  • Start

    To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox.

  • Start

    To bring into being or into view; to originate; to invent.

  • Start

    To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business.

  • Start

    To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel.

  • Start

    To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.

  • Start (noun)

    The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion.

  • Start (noun)

    A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.

  • Start (noun)

    A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.

  • Start (noun)

    The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; - opposed to finish.

  • Start (noun)

    A tail, or anything projecting like a tail.

  • Start (noun)

    The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle.

  • Start (noun)

    The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket.

  • Start (noun)

    The arm, or lever, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.

  • Start (noun)

    A Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union which provided for stepwise reductions in the number of nuclear weapons possessed by each country.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Execute (verb)

    kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment;

    "In some states, criminals are executed"

  • Execute (verb)

    murder execution-style;

    "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

  • Execute (verb)

    put in effect;

    "carry out a task"

    "execute the decision of the people"

    "He actioned the operation"

  • Execute (verb)

    carry out the legalities of;

    "execute a will or a deed"

  • Execute (verb)

    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"

  • Execute (verb)

    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"

  • Execute (verb)

    sign in the presence of witnesses;

    "The President executed the treaty"

  • Start (noun)

    the beginning of anything;

    "it was off to a good start"

  • Start (noun)

    the time at which something is supposed to begin;

    "they got an early start"

    "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

  • Start (noun)

    a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning);

    "he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital"

    "his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen"

  • Start (noun)

    a sudden involuntary movement;

    "he awoke with a start"

  • Start (noun)

    the act of starting something;

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

  • Start (noun)

    a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

  • Start (noun)

    a signal to begin (as in a race);

    "the starting signal was a green light"

    "the runners awaited the start"

  • Start (noun)

    advantage gained by an early start as in a race;

    "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"

  • Start (verb)

    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;

    "We began working at dawn"

    "Who will start?"

    "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"

    "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"

    "He began early in the day"

    "Let's get down to work now"

  • Start (verb)

    set in motion, cause to start;

    "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"

    "The Iraqis began hostilities"

    "begin a new chapter in your life"

  • Start (verb)

    leave;

    "The family took off for Florida"

  • Start (verb)

    have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense;

    "The DMZ begins right over the hill"

    "The second movement begins after the Allegro"

    "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

  • Start (verb)

    bring into being;

    "He initiated a new program"

    "Start a foundation"

  • Start (verb)

    get off the ground;

    "Who started this company?"

    "We embarked on an exciting enterprise"

    "I start my day with a good breakfast"

    "We began the new semester"

    "The afternoon session begins at 4 PM"

    "The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack"

  • Start (verb)

    move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm;

    "She startled when I walked into the room"

  • Start (verb)

    get going or set in motion;

    "We simply could not start the engine"

    "start up the computer"

  • Start (verb)

    begin or set in motion;

    "I start at eight in the morning"

    "Ready, set, go!"

  • Start (verb)

    begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;

    "Take up a position"

    "start a new job"

  • Start (verb)

    play in the starting line-up

  • Start (verb)

    have a beginning characterized in some specified way;

    "The novel begins with a murder"

    "My property begins with the three maple trees"

    "Her day begins with a work-out"

    "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony"

  • Start (verb)

    begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object;

    "begin a cigar"

    "She started the soup while it was still hot"

    "We started physics in 10th grade"

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