Meaning of “colleague” in the English Dictionary

"colleague" in English

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colleaguenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒl.iːɡ/ us /ˈkɑː.liːɡ/

A2 one of a group of people who work together:

We're entertaining some colleagues of Carol's tonight.

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(Definition of “colleague” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"colleague" in American English

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colleaguenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑl·iɡ/

one of a group of people who work together:

He always got along well with his colleagues in the university.

(Definition of “colleague” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"colleague" in Business English

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colleaguenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒliːɡ/ us

WORKPLACE a person that you work with:

He has a good working relationship with colleagues.

(Definition of “colleague” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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I am very happy to be able to represent my colleague on these issues since to a great extent it does affect consumer protection and safety.
I voted against it because, as a colleague of mine said a bit earlier, it is a bit of a time warp.
In connection with rules and regulations, a colleague recently asked me why there is an insistence on 'pouring sand into every moving part'.
I think another colleague mentioned that we have perhaps failed to communicate outside our own ranks, to those who are managing farms and ecosystems, about how important biodiversity is.
I would also like to remind my colleague that one of the purposes of the state is to guard the sanctity of private property.
A colleague spoke about it earlier.
The outcome – as my colleague has mentioned already – has been mixed, but the glass is half full and not half empty.
I join my colleague in hoping that we will get past the stage of incantatory declarations and move on to determined and fruitful action.
In the meantime however, you, together with your colleague, may remain in your current seats, and this will not even affect the use of the voting cards.
As my colleague, who is an expert on this issue, tells me there is a real problem with this product so we cannot exclude it.

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