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Synonyms for colleague
ˈkɒl ig

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellow(noun)

    an associate that one works with

    Synonyms:
    fellow worker, confrere, co-worker, workfellow, fellow

  2. colleague, confrere, fellow(noun)

    a person who is member of one's class or profession

    "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"

    Synonyms:
    bloke, co-worker, boyfriend, fellow worker, mate, lad, workfellow, feller, young man, blighter, gent, fellow, familiar, swain, cuss, fella, chap, beau, comrade, associate, buster, companion, dude, confrere

Wiktionary

  1. colleague(noun)

    Synonyms:
    coworker, workmate

  2. colleague(noun)

    A fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate

    Synonyms:
    workmate, coworker

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. colleague

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    Synonyms:
    abetter, abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, companion, confederate, follower, helper, henchman, participator, partner, retainer

    Antonyms:
    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    Preposition:
    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. colleague

    Synonyms:
    helper, companion, associate, ally, confederate, coadjutor, partner, assistant, adjutant, assessor

    Antonyms:
    co-opponent, corival, counteragent, co-antagonist, competitor, colluctator

Editors Contribution

  1. mentee

    Submitted by acronimous on January 19, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. colleague(n.)

    Synonyms:
    associate (in some office, especially in that of a clergyman), coadjutor, co-operator, assistant, helper, alder, co-aid, partner, ally

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How to use colleague in a sentence?

  1. Zhang Hui:

    I thought, 'this isn't right', and I told my colleague, 'I think we're in trouble'. After I said that, the ship flipped over. It only took 30 seconds or a minute.

  2. Jen Psaki:

    He wanted to have a discussion with a former colleague ... about foreign and policy implications of the release of the report, ongoing efforts -- everything from our ongoing efforts related to ISIL, the safety of Americans being held hostage around the world, he was simply raising the fact that these are issues that are ongoing right now, and certainly, he wanted to have a discussion and make sure that they were factored into the timing.

  3. Algene Sajery:

    Myself and my colleague worked really closely with them, talked to them all the time ... they're just such good people, there's a personal connection there.

  4. James Dewen:

    It's listened to by millions of customers every week, so we've acted on customer and colleague feedback and worked hard to get the new voice right.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    Donald Trump turned to a colleague with a request to investigate possible corruption relating to members of the former administration, any head of state would have had to do the same.

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