definition: someone who shares the same profession, work, or employer.
example: She was honored by her colleagues in the field with a special award.
example: The doctor brought up the question with some of his colleagues at the seminar.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun colleague
colleague + VERB: ~ work, ~ suggest (e.g., Many of his colleagues have suggested that he has insufficient evidence upon which to base his claim), ~ recommend, ~ argue, ~ debate, ~ collaborate (e.g., Colleagues from around the world collaborated on the project), ~ attend, ~ accompany, ~ share, ~ describe, ~ decide, ~ nominate, ~ observe, ~ remark, ~ comment, ~ point out, ~ conclude
VERB + colleague: consult ~ , convince ~ , persuade ~ , invite ~ , nominate ~ , thank ~ , assist ~ , inform ~ , brief ~ , impress ~ , urge ~ , remind ~ , value ~ , respect ~ , trust ~ , esteem ~
ADJECTIVE + colleague: academic ~ , professional ~ , former ~ , senior ~ , junior ~ , female ~ , male ~ , experienced ~ , clinical ~ , congressional ~ , political ~ , departmental ~ , parliamentary ~ , respected ~ , esteemed ~ , like-minded ~ , close ~