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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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Rhymes with Executive

  • consecutive

How do you pronounce executive?

Pronounce executive as ɪgˈzɛkjətɪv.

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Sentences with executive


1. Noun, singular or mass
One of the primary objectives of the board of directors is to appoint a chief executive for the company.

2. Adjective
Sometimes the executive director of a nonprofit loses the confidence of the board and has to be replaced.

Quotes about executive


1. Since we launched the original 'Pop Idol' in England, I've remained close with Simon Fuller. Working as executive producer on 'American idol' for its first seven years not only was an inspirational journey into the heart of American pop culture, it opened my eyes to the untapped potential of the incredibly dynamic young people in this world.
- Nigel Lythgoe

2. Anyway—because we are readers, we don't have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next—and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis—at any time of night or day.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

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))
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