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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As Blue Origin execs describe it, New Shepard’s West Texas launch site will operate rather like a skydiving outfit: Clients will show up, suit up, receive some brief training, and blast... Dan Neil, WSJ, "Price, the Final Frontier: Blue Origin’s Tourist Rocket," 12 Apr. 2019 The scientists, educators, and business execs leading the way. Marie Claire, "Welcome to the ABCs of CBD," 11 Apr. 2019 The royal duo met with volunteers, coordinators, and execs from the organization, royal reporter Omid Scobie tweeted. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Writes Heartwarming Notes to Women on Bananas," 1 Feb. 2019 The exec then agreed with the sentiment I’d heard, that Alexander’s a Seattle-type corner. Albert Breer, SI.com, "How a Soldier’s Story Helped Dan Quinn Build the Falcons," 2 July 2018 Part of her style is her full Burberry wardrobe, which was made for her after an exec saw her TED Talk. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Disabled Fashion Activist Lands First Magazine Cover Alongside Kim Kardashian West," 30 Apr. 2018 Before this new romance, Beatrice’s last relationship with American exec Dave Clark. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Princess Beatrice (Reportedly!) Has a New Boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi," 20 Nov. 2018 That move has frustrated the Players Association, which entered talks with NFL execs in July in the hopes of creating a more agreeable anthem policy. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, explained," 6 Sep. 2018 Caroline, 40, an advertising exec in Seattle, keeps a secret stash to gain a sense of control in the face of real uncertainty. Blake Miller, Redbook, "Are You or Your Partner Committing Financial Infidelity?," 21 Jan. 2012

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First Known Use of exec

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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something valued as if it were money

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