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Synonyms of 'executive'

(noun) 
Definition
a person or group responsible for the administration of a project or business
a senior bank executive
Synonyms
administrator
He worked for 34 years as an administrator with the company.
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official
a senior UN official
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director
He is the director of the unit.
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manager
a retired bank manager
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chairperson
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managing director
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controller
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chief executive officer
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senior manager
(noun) 
Definition
the branch of government responsible for carrying out laws, decrees, etc.
the executive of the National Union of Students
Synonyms
administration
He served in posts in both the Ford and Carter administrations.
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government
The Government has insisted that confidence is needed before the economy can improve.
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directors
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management
The management is doing its best to control the situation.
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leadership
What most people want to see is determined, decisive action and firm leadership.
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directorate
(adjective) 
Definition
having the function of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc., into effect
She sits on the executive committee of the company.
Synonyms
administrative
The project will have an administrative staff of eight.
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controlling
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directing
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governing
The league became the governing body for amateur fencing in the US.
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regulating
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decision-making
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managerial
He sees his role as essentially managerial.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of director
Definition
a member of the governing board of a business, trust, etc.
He is the director of the unit.
Synonyms
controller,
chairperson,
boss (informal),
baas (South Africa, offensive),
helmer,
sherang (Australian, New Zealand)
in the sense of governing
The league became the governing body for amateur fencing in the US.
Synonyms
controlling,
in the sense of government
Definition
the state and its administration
The Government has insisted that confidence is needed before the economy can improve.
Synonyms
governing body,
powers-that-be,
e-government or egovernment

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