[ UK /ɛɡzˈɛkjuːtˌɪv/ ]
[ US /ɪɡˈzɛkjətɪv/ ]
  1. someone who manages a government agency or department
  2. persons who administer the law
  3. a person responsible for the administration of a business
  1. having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.
    the executive branch
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How To Use executive In A Sentence

  • A great deal of the nudge-nudge wink-wink routine by the young upwardly mobile male executives was the usual response to her presence.
  • Cap Cities executives said they were hopeful approval would come in a couple of weeks.
  • No, just stylish, insists G.O.D. founder and chief executive Douglas Young.
  • The unicity is run by Johannesburg's first-ever executive mayor - previously the mayor was a largely ceremonial position.
  • The president, who heads the executive branch, serves for a single six-year term.
  • Two executives of a notorious stockbroking firm that fleeced more than 8,000 savers were banned from the City yesterday. Times, Sunday Times
  • Several other Argus executives were also shunted sideways.
  • In her twenties, she enjoyed the life of a highly paid executive at a dotcom company to the full. Times, Sunday Times
  • While the report recognised that Health Secretary has made some moves to decentralise the running of health care in England, experts claim the Scottish Executive is refusing to loosen its grip on the NHS.
  • The council's housing panel is expected to refer a 3.88 per cent rent rise to the authority's ruling executive for approval when it meets next Monday.
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