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1. executive

noun. ['ɪgˈzɛkjətɪv'] a person responsible for the administration of a business.

Synonyms

  • rainmaker
  • Surgeon General
  • corporate executive
  • executive director
  • business executive
  • government minister
  • administrator
  • vice president
  • V.P.
  • decision maker

Antonyms

  • reverse
  • tail
  • foot
  • nonmember

Etymology

  • executif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Chief Executive

  • nonexecutive
  • consecutive

Example sentences of the word chief-executive


1. Noun Phrase
Owners can freely deal with the chief executive officer and other senior managers, even after the appraisals.

2. Noun Phrase
For example, chief executive officers should tell employees to "treat customers with dignity and respect."

3. Noun Phrase
Business officers usually report to top administrators, such as a university president or chief executive officer.

4. Noun Phrase
Organizations that do not have a CEO typically have a president or a general manager as the chief executive.

2. executive

noun. ['ɪgˈzɛkjətɪv'] persons who administer the law.

Synonyms

  • Clinton administration
  • Reagan administration
  • brass
  • authorities
  • regime
  • Carter administration
  • organisation
  • government
  • governing body
  • governance
  • administration
  • establishment
  • organization

Antonyms

  • finish
  • inactivity
  • layman
  • idle

Etymology

  • executif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. executive

noun. ['ɪgˈzɛkjətɪv'] someone who manages a government agency or department.

Synonyms

  • Director of Central Intelligence
  • prefect
  • head
  • DCI
  • triumvir
  • top dog
  • commissioner
  • administrator
  • Secretary General

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • undock
  • natural depression
  • follow

Etymology

  • executif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. in-chief

adjective. indicating the head of a staff.

Synonyms

  • important

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential

5. chief

adjective. ['ˈtʃiːf'] most important element.

Synonyms

  • primary
  • main
  • of import
  • master
  • principal

Antonyms

  • undock
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

6. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] a person who is in charge.

Synonyms

  • secretary
  • head
  • superior general
  • grand dragon
  • don
  • head of household
  • top dog
  • capo
  • administrator
  • executive
  • father
  • general manager
  • leader
  • decision maker
  • general

Antonyms

  • child
  • mother
  • female parent
  • descendant

7. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] a person who exercises control over workers.

Synonyms

  • ganger
  • honcho
  • boss
  • straw boss
  • assistant foreman
  • baas
  • foreman
  • supervisor

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot
  • undress
  • slip off

8. chief

noun. ['ˈtʃiːf'] the head of a tribe or clan.

Synonyms

  • Indian chief
  • chieftain
  • Indian chieftain
  • tribal chief
  • headman
  • leader

Antonyms

  • employee
  • inferior
  • particularity
  • discriminate
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