1. complete a task or request
carry out the plan/my instructions/work
If you 'carry out' a task or an order, it means to complete or engage in a task or request. You might 'carry out' an order that is given to you: "I have carried out all of my orders for the afternoon. Do you have any other instructions for me?" You can 'carry out' a task that has been assigned to you: "Sheila has carried out all of the design work we asked for and is ready to share it with us." In the medical and scientific community, you might need to 'carry out tests' or 'carry out research.' 'Carry out' is a phrasal verb that has many applications related to completing tasks and is used in social and professional contexts.