Meaning of “ambassador” in the English Dictionary

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"ambassador" in British English

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ambassadornoun [ C ]

uk /æmˈbæs.ə.dər/ us /æmˈbæs.ə.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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  • He accused the ambassador of diplomatic double-talk.
  • The ambassador denied that any missiles had been fired across the border.
  • The ambassador is giving a banquet for the visiting president.
  • The ambassador has offered to act as a go-between for the two countries involved in the conflict.
  • As an ambassador, she enjoys a very privileged status.

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

"ambassador" in American English

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ambassadornoun [ C ]

us /æmˈbæs·ə·dər/

an official who represents his or her own country in a foreign country:

the US ambassador to Sweden

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