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See also: ceo, ce-o, ceò, ceó, and céo



CEO (countable and uncountable, plural CEOs)

  1. (countable, business) Initialism of chief executive officer.
  2. (UK, countable) Initialism of civil enforcement officer.
  3. (aviation) Acronym of current engine option.

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chief executive officer
current engine option



CEO (third-person singular simple present CEOs, present participle CEOing, simple past and past participle CEOed)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To serve as the chief executive officer (CEO) of an organization or company.
    • 2018, Michael Andreoni, The Window Is a Mirror, Livonia, MI: BHC Press, →ISBN, page unknown:
      Daddy-David's answer was CEOing. He'd CEOed at three companies, most recently as head of an electronic sensor manufacturer. “He's completely turned them around in less than a year,” Lise trilled, “and never missed Friday afternoon Bible study.”
    • 2020 March 2, Matt Levine, “Twitter Owner Wants Full-Time CEO”, in Bloomberg[1]:
      “We’d like you to be our CEO,” the board would say, and the CEO would say “sounds great but I am also the CEO of another company, is that a problem,” and the board would say “yes of course that’s a problem, we meant you’d quit your other CEO job and work for us, that’s how CEOing works, []




Unadapted borrowing from English CEO.



CEO m or f by sense (plural CEOs)

  1. (business) CEO; chief executive officer (highest-ranking corporate officer)
    Synonym: diretor executivo



Unadapted borrowing from English CEO.



  1. CEO; chief executive officer
    Synonyms: VD, vd
    • 2019 April 21, Andreas Rågsjö Thorell, “Kundfokus: "Jag brukar skämtsamt säga att jag tog rollen för titeln" [Customer focus: "I usually jokingly say that I took the role for the title"]”, in Resumé:
      Ökat finansiellt tryck kombinerat med att CEO:n sällan kommer från marknadshållet vilket gjort att marknad har tappat mandat.
      Increased financial pressure combined with the fact that the CEO rarely comes from the market side, which has caused the market to lose its mandate.


Declension of CEO 
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Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative CEO CEO:n CEO:er, CEO:s CEO:erna
Genitive CEO:s CEO:ens CEO:ers CEO:ernas