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|part of speech:
||a person who has the same job or employer as another.
I met my mother's colleagues when she took me to her office.
- associate, companion, comrade, coworker
- similar words:
- ally, buddy, chum, mate, pal, peer, teammate
||acquaintance, associate, brother, companion, equal
The word colleague
contains the following part:
that means with, together
More about this word part:
The prefix col-
is an assimilated form of com-
used before roots beginning with "l," such as "loc" and "lect." See com-