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General words for leaders and bosses

autocrat

noun

someone who has complete power in a country or organization

boss

noun

someone with a powerful position in an organization

boss

noun

the person that other people have to obey

chief

noun

the person who is in charge of an organization or department, or who has the main responsibility for something

chief

noun

the leader of a group of people who have the same customs, beliefs, and language and live in a particular area

chieftain

noun

the leader of a tribe (=a group of families or communities that are related to each other)

demagogue

noun

a political leader who tries to influence people by making emotional speeches

dictator

noun

someone who uses force to take and keep power in a country

employer

noun

a person, company, or organization that pays someone to work for them as a member of their staff

enforcer

noun

someone who is given the responsibility for making sure that a particular thing happens or is done, usually in government or business

the establishment

noun

the most important and powerful people in a country, who are often thought of as being conservative and wanting to preserve their own power and influence

figurehead

noun

a leader who has no real power or influence, especially a leader of a political party

gangmaster

noun

someone who organizes and uses a group of foreign workers to do temporary work for very low pay, for example on a farm

governor

noun

an employer or other person who has authority over you

guvnor

noun

someone who is in charge of your work

head

noun

the leader or most important person in a group

head

noun

used for describing the most important person in a particular organization, group etc

headman

noun

the leader of a village or large family group

honcho

noun

the person in charge of an organization or project

leader

noun

someone who is responsible for or in control of a group, organization, country etc

the man

noun

someone with power and authority over other people

master

noun

a person who has control over other people

master

noun

a person who has control over something

master

noun

a man who is the official leader of an organization, group, or event

mistress

noun

a woman who is in control of a situation

oppressor

noun

a powerful leader or government that treats people in an unfair or cruel way

organ grinder

noun

someone who has authority in a particular situation

pied piper

noun

someone who other people follow or support but who may harm them or leave them disappointed

potentate

noun

a king or other powerful man who has a lot of authority and influence

power broker

noun

a person or country that has a lot of influence and uses it to control other people or countries

power structure

noun

the most important people in a government, company, or society, or the way that they are organized according to how important they are

president

noun

the person who has the highest position in an organization or institution

spearhead

noun

the leader of an organized effort or activity

standard-bearer

noun

a person or organization that leads a group of people who have similar ideas, interests, or aims

supremo

noun

someone who is in charge of an organization or an activity involving many people

tyrant

noun

someone who rules a country in a cruel and unfair way

decision/policy etc makers

people who make decisions/policies etc

the powers that be

the people who control a situation. This expression usually shows that you do not agree with their decisions

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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