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colleague

col·league

colleague

 
 
pronunciation:
ka lig
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part of speech: noun
definition: 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.
 
synonyms:
associate, companion, compeer, comrade, confrere, coworker, friend, partner
similar words:
ally, buddy, chum, cohort, copartner, crony, mate, pal, peer, sidekick, teammate
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The word colleague contains the following part:
col- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix col- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with "l," such as "loc" and "lect." See com-.