Meaning – The term ‘execute’, refers to the action where the program or operating system performs the action it was programmed or tasked with doing. The tasks can be executed automatically by the program, or manually by the user who is operating the system at that point in time.
In the context of programming, the term execute refers to the process of running the code that will carry out the required tasks. Executing a program makes the code run through one instruction at a time in sequential order, and if there is an exception that is encountered, either the program fixes the exception and continues to run, or the program quits automatically.
Example of usage – “After working on a piece of code for almost half an year, the developer was delighted to see that after the compilation was done, the code was error-free and ready to execute.”