ex·ec | \ig-ˈzek \

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

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His credits include Firefly, Buffy spinoff Angel and serving as an exec producer on ABC's Marvel drama Agents of SHIELD, which is showrun by his brother, Jed Whedon, and sister-in-law, Maurissa Tancharoen. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Joss Whedon Sci-Fi Drama Ordered Straight to Series at HBO," 13 July 2018 The promotion of Stevo to our first-ever GM of pop/rock A&R in Nashville recognizes his fantastic accomplishments as an ace A&R exec, as well as the vitality and importance of the city as a diverse, genre-spanning repertoire center. Lilly Milman, Billboard, "Steve Robertson Named General Manager/SVP of Pop-Rock A&R at Atlantic Records Nashville," 12 July 2018 Jessica Rhodes, one of the executive producers, expressed her gratitude in having Adams as both a lead and fellow exec producer. Christina Schoellkopf, latimes.com, "'Sharp Objects' stars on working with Amy Adams, tackling mental abuse," 27 June 2018 But instead of grandmothers, the lively room is packed with Mumbai movers and shakers — entertainment industry execs, media moguls and models among them. Sarah Khan, New York Times, "A Mumbai Restaurant Celebrating the Flavors of Goa," 19 May 2018 Those three, along with former Packers and current Browns personnel exec Alonzo Highsmith, all reached the same conclusion: that Mayfield was the best quarterback in the rich 2018 class. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Baker Mayfield was the top QB for at least half a dozen teams besides the Browns, sources say," 30 Apr. 2018 Airplane food may have a notoriously mediocre rep, but airline execs are taking note. Sunset, "Airline Food Is Getting a Serious Upgrade," 22 Jan. 2018 But think of Shanjei Perumal, who left his career as an ad exec in Colombo to start Galle Fort Walks, less as a guide and more as your quirky Sri Lankan BFF. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days Around Colombo, Sri Lanka," 16 Apr. 2018 As the name suggests, Microsoft designed the Surface Go for people in motion: the sales exec who makes a quick edit or two to a presentation while at her daughter’s soccer practice, for example. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's $399, 10-inch Surface Go rethinks the Windows tablet for consumers," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of exec

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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evasion of direct action or statement

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