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Synonyms for colleague
ˈkɒl igcol·league

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Wiktionary

  1. colleaguenoun

    Synonyms:
    coworker, workmate

  2. colleaguenoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellownoun

    an associate that one works with

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

  2. colleague, confrere, fellownoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. colleaguenoun

    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. Kevin Howard:

    He was a colleague of hers from work, he ate dinner with us several times, we spent time together... I thought this was a friend.

  2. Larry Ellison:

    Mark was my close and irreplaceable friend, and trusted colleague, oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle. All of us will miss Mark's keen mind and rare ability to analyze, simplify and solve problems quickly.

  3. Simon Birmingham:

    I would certainly encourage any colleague or indeed anybody making comments around sensitive foreign policy matters to pose a couple of questions, is the making of those comments in a public way necessary? Is it helpful to Australia's national interests?

  4. Joe Biden:

    I'm not joking when I say this : If Joe Biden're ever working with me and I hear Joe Biden treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise Joe Biden I will fire Joe Biden on the spot. On the spot. No if, ands or buts.

  5. Beau Biden:

    For a colleague to do that ... out of a gesture of friendship and affection, it means a lot, it matters. It validates what we do here.


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