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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And then Cole Galvin, an exec at Netflix, was like, check your email. Yvonne Villarrealstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Netflix’s ‘Special’ lands Ryan O’Connell a surprise Emmy nomination: ‘I’ll take it, honey!’," 22 July 2019 As politicians and regulators in Washington, DC, eye Google's vast power, top execs at the company are making a series of public appearances in America's heartland to highlight its role as a job creator far outside Silicon Valley. Megan Marples And Erica Hernandez, CNN, "Settle in with these weekend reads," 14 June 2019 Writers and exec producers Fey and Carlock then went out to The Good Place star Ted Danson to take over the role. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "NBC's Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a '30 Rock' Spinoff," 8 Aug. 2019 While a standard greatest hits without anything new might be issued, what the contract says and what the artist wants -- or will do -- may make for a complicated imbroglio, those execs say. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Selling Swift: What's Next for Big Machine's Taylor-Made Catalog and Possible Greatest Hits?," 2 July 2019 Bissett said, adding that the positive, inclusive mentality goes all the way up to the network execs. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, "Wedding March 5 Premieres on Hallmark Channel This Saturday," 7 June 2019 German prosecutors charged a former Audi exec as part of the VW Dieselgate emissions cheating probe. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Hand-Crafted Bentleys, a Climate Bill, and More Car News This Week," 4 Aug. 2019 By 1999, the former auto exec was bankrupt and sitting in $85 million debt. PEOPLE.com, "Who Was John DeLorean, Disgraced ’80s Auto Mogul Arrested for Smuggling $24 Million of Cocaine?," 7 June 2019 In February, former NBC exec Jennifer Salke took up the studio head role. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Westworld producers are set to adapt a William Gibson novel for Amazon," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of exec

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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concealment of treason or felony

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