- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||someone who shares the same profession, work, or employer.
She was honored by her colleagues in the field with a special award.The doctor brought up the question with some of his colleagues at the seminar.
- associate, companion, compeer, comrade, confrere, coworker, friend, partner
- similar words:
- ally, buddy, chum, cohort, copartner, crony, mate, pal, peer, sidekick, teammate
||acquaintance, associate, brother, companion, company, equal, hearty, partner, profession
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-