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Definitions and Synonyms of executive | Another word for executive | What is executive?

Definition 1: persons who administer the law - [noun denoting group]

(executive is a kind of ...) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

"he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members" "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

(... is a kind of executive ) the executive under President George W. Bush

(... is a kind of executive ) the executive under President Clinton

(... is a kind of executive ) the executive under President George H. W. Bush

(... is a kind of executive ) the executive under President Reagan

(... is a kind of executive ) the executive under President Carter

(... is a member of executive) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

Definition 2: a person responsible for the administration of a business - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for executive in the sense of this definition

(executive is a kind of ...) someone who administers a business

(... is a kind of executive ) an executive in a business corporation

(... is a kind of executive ) a person appointed to a high office in the government

"Minister of Finance"

(... is a kind of executive ) executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm

(... is a kind of executive ) the head of the United States Public Health Service

(... is a kind of executive ) an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances

Definition 3: someone who manages a government agency or department - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for executive in the sense of this definition

(executive is a kind of ...) a person who is in charge

"the head of the whole operation"

(... is a kind of executive ) a government administrator

(... is a kind of executive ) the head of the United States Intelligence Community and director of the Central Intelligence Agency

(... is a kind of executive ) a chief officer or chief magistrate

"the prefect of Paris police"

(... is a kind of executive ) a person who is a chief administrator (as of the United Nations)

(... is a kind of executive ) one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rome

(... is an instance of executive) British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826)

(... is an instance of executive) the last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672)

Definition 4: having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc. - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where executive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the executive branch

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