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col·league

colleague

 
 
pronunciation:
ka lig
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who has the same job or employer as another.
I met my mother's colleagues when she took me to her office.
 
synonyms:
associate, companion, comrade, coworker, partner
similar words:
ally, buddy, chum, mate, pal, peer, teammate
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The word colleague contains the following part:
col- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix col- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with "l," such as "loc" and "lect." See com-.