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Definition of Colleague


  1. A partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures.
  2. To unite or associate with another or with others.

Colleague Quotations

I never set out to be CEO. I always set out to be a good team member, a good colleague.
John Stumpf

What do you call a co-worker these days? Neither teammate nor confederate will do, and partner is too legalistic. The answer brought from academia to the political world by Henry Kissinger and now bandied in the boardroom is colleague. It has a nice upper-egalitarian feel, related to the good fellowship of collegial.
William Safire

My first reaction on being awarded the Nobel Prize was, actually, I thought of Fischer Black, my colleague. He unfortunately had passed away. And there was no doubt in my mind that if he were still alive, he would have been a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize.
Myron Scholes

I have a simple rule: when I'm on TV, I'm not talking to just my anchor or my colleague on my right. I'm talking to America. I look into the lens, and in my head, I'm talking to somebody in Nebraska. Why Nebraska? Why the Cornhusker State? I have no idea. But it feels like it's a good place to talk to people.
Donna Brazile

As a digital technology writer, I have had more than one former student and colleague tell me about digital switchers they have serviced through which calls and data are diverted to government servers or the big data algorithms they've written to be used on our e-mails by intelligence agencies.
Douglas Rushkoff
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Colleague Translations

colleague in Afrikaans is kollega
colleague in Dutch is ambtgenoot, collega
colleague in German is Amtsbruder {m}, Kollege, Mitarbeiter {m}
colleague in Italian is collega
colleague in Portuguese is colega
colleague in Spanish is colega
colleague in Swedish is kollega
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