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ambassador

noun [C] uk   /æmˈbæs.ə.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
B2 an important official who works in a foreign country representing his or her own country there, and who is officially accepted in this position by that country: The UK's ambassador in Moscow has refused to comment. She's a former ambassador to the United States. Late last night, the French ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office to discuss the crisis.
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in Korean 대사…
in Arabic سَفير…
in French ambassadeur, drice…
in Turkish büyükelçi, diplomat, sefir…
in Italian ambasciatore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大使…
in Russian посол…
in Polish ambasador…
in Spanish embajador, embajadora…
in Portuguese embaixador, -ora…
in German der/die Botschafter(in)…
in Catalan ambaixador, -a…
in Japanese (他国に駐在する)大使…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大使…
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