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ambassador

An ambassador is an official representative for his or her country, stationed in another nation, like Benjamin Franklin, who was an ambassador to France.

Ambassador usually describes the official diplomatic envoy who represents one country to another. These ambassadors work to promote understanding, perhaps by settling differences or clearing up misunderstanding. Used less formally, an ambassador can be anyone who represents something, like a pop singer who is a "brand ambassador" for a cosmetics company.

Definitions of ambassador
  1. noun
    a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
    synonyms: embassador
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    examples:
    Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko
    Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
    types:
    ambassadress
    a woman ambassador
    type of:
    diplomat, diplomatist
    an official engaged in international negotiations
  2. noun
    an informal representative
    “an ambassador of good will”
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    type of:
    interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice
    an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
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