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"diplomat" in British English

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diplomatnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɪp.lə.mæt/
B2 (old-fashioned diplomatist ) an ​official whose ​job is to ​represent one ​country in another, and who usually ​works in an ​embassy: a ​Spanish/British diplomat approving a ​person who is ​skilled at ​dealing with ​difficultsituations in a way that does not ​offendpeople

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

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diplomatnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɪp·ləˌmæt/
politics & government a ​person who ​officiallyrepresents a country’s ​interests in a ​foreigncountry: She is a ​skilled diplomat and an ​expertnegotiator.
(Definition of diplomat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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