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Execute, 1) to carry into execution, to effect, to perform: Lucr. 877. Tp. II, 1, 148. Meas. V, 527. Merch. III, 1, 75. Shr. I, 1, 251. Tw. III, 4, 30. Wint. IV, 2, 17. V, 1, 162. H4A I, 2, 180. III, 1, 82. H6B III, 1, 256. IV, 1, 130. H8 I, 1, 198. Troil. III, 3, 50. IV, 1, 13. Cor. IV, 5, 232. Tit. V, 2, 15. With on: “to e. the like upon thyself,” H6C II, 4, 10. “this vengeance on me had they --d,” Tit. II, 3, 113. “were there worse end than death, that end upon them should be --d,” Tit. II, 3, 113 Absol.: “work thou the way, and thou shalt e.” H6C V, 7, 25.
2) to practise, to let work, to indulge: “--ing the outward face of royalty,” Tp. I, 2, 104. “wounding flouts, which you on all estates will e.” LLL V, 2, 855. “e. thy wrath in me alone,” R3 I, 4, 71 (cf. Tit. II, 3, 113). “in fellest manner e. your arms,” Troil. V, 7, 6. “when my lust hath dined, which I will e. in the clothes . . .,” Cymb. III, 5, 147. Intrans.: “Cassio following him with determined sword, to e. upon him,” Oth. II, 3, 228 (== to wreak his anger upon him; sich an ihm auszulassen).
3) to put to death in a legal form: Gentl. IV, 4, 35. Meas. II, 1, 34. IV, 2, 124. IV, 2, 124 IV, 2, 124 IV, 2, 124 IV, 2, 124 IV, 3, 35. H5 III, 6, 107. H5 III, 6, 107 H6A II, 4, 91. R3 V, 3, 96. Tim III, 5, 103. Per. IV, 6, 137.
4) to kill, to destroy: “didst send two of thy men to e. the noble duke,” R2 IV, 82. “whom with my bare fists I would e.” H6A I, 4, 36. Absol.: “if murdering innocents be --ing,” H6C V, 6, 32.
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