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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)

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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)

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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)
Translations of “colleague”
in Korean 동료…
in Arabic زَميل…
in Malaysian rakan sekerja…
in French collègue…
in Russian коллега, сослуживец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同事, 同僚…
in Italian collega…
in Turkish iş arkadaşı…
in Polish współpracowni-k/czka, kolega/koleżanka (z pracy)…
in Spanish colega…
in Vietnamese đồng nghiệp…
in Portuguese colega…
in Thai เพื่อนร่วมงาน…
in German der/die Kollege/Kollegin…
in Catalan col·lega…
in Japanese 同僚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同事, 同僚…
in Indonesian rekan…
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