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Synonyms for colleagueˈkɒl ig

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellow(noun)

    an associate that one works with

    fellow worker, confrere, colleague, co-worker, workfellow, fellow

  2. colleague, confrere, fellow(noun)

    a person who is member of one's class or profession

    "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"

    bloke, co-worker, boyfriend, fellow worker, mate, lad, workfellow, feller, young man, blighter, gent, fellow, familiar, swain, cuss, fella, chap, beau, comrade, colleague, associate, buster, companion, dude, confrere


  1. colleague(noun)

    coworker, workmate

  2. colleague(noun)

    A fellow member of a profession, staff, academic faculty or other organization; an associate

    workmate, coworker

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. colleague

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    abetter, abettor, accessory, accomplice, ally, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, companion, confederate, follower, helper, henchman, participator, partner, retainer

    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Editors Contribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. colleague(n.)

    associate (in some office, especially in that of a clergyman), coadjutor, co-operator, assistant, helper, alder, co-aid, partner, ally

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