ex·​ec | \ ig-ˈzek How to pronounce exec (audio) \

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Examples of exec in a Sentence

a restaurant where the city's top execs like to have power lunches

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Some of the execs attending were eager to invest and wanted better access to potential deals. Jo Piazza, Marie Claire, "Hatched at Twitter," 12 Feb. 2019 Princess Beatrice previously dated Dave Clark, an aerospace exec, for ten years, before separating in the Summer of 2016. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Know About Princess Beatrice's Rumored Boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi," 20 Nov. 2018 He-Man execs trying to sell what’s essentially marketing research by promising comics or TV on the spot; Barbie’s on-point leadership being ruthless and fast-tracking concepts to market to usurp things like Jem or Bratz; etc.—throughout the middle. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "The Toys That Made Us: To make a great toy documentary, embrace Jackie Chan," 11 Feb. 2018 But the real turning point for me was the way that the execs handled it that day at the TGIF that followed. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree.," 21 Nov. 2018 The event execs had planned accordingly — each seat was topped with a snack box featuring fancy finger sandwiches and Laduree macarons. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "The 'Mission Impossible — Fallout' Cast on How Paris Inspired the Latest Action-Packed Installment," 13 July 2018 The 68-year-old exec will stick around as executive chairman, with a particular focus on international growth. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "New Dunkin’ CEO charts a path for growth," 11 July 2018 Mayhew execs are hoping Meghan’s involvement will help them achieve even more this year. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "Duchess Meghan Falls in Love with Rescue Dogs at First Mayhew Engagement as Patron," 16 Jan. 2019 As the issue of inclusion continues to be thrust into the spotlight, and more and more movies face backlash for incidents of whitewashing, hopefully Hollywood execs will take notice. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Penn Badgley Addressed the Need for More Representation in Hollywood," 22 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of exec

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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