colleague - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. someone who works in the same organization or department as you
    colleague at/in/from:

    her colleagues at the university

    1. a.
      someone in your organization who has the same status or level of responsibility as you

      She was liked both by colleagues and subordinates.

    2. b.
      someone from a different organization or department who you work or deal with
      colleague at/in/from:

      It’s something that my colleagues at the embassy are extremely concerned with.

    3. c.
      someone who does the same job as you in a different organization, department, or place
      colleague at/in/from:

      Local firefighters will help colleagues in Eastern Europe by providing advice and equipment.