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Line breaks: am¦bas|sa¦dor
Pronunciation: /amˈbasədə

Definition of ambassador in English:


1An accredited diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country: the French ambassador to Portugal
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  • He also indicated that various foreign ambassadors and high commissioners had expressed similar sentiments.
  • Benjamin Franklin was the US ambassador to absolutist France after the American Revolution.
  • It was conducted by a diplomat who had served as an ambassador to three African countries.
1.1A representative or promoter of a specified activity: he is a good ambassador for the industry
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  • The first goal is promoting our profession to the public as ambassadors of the environment and community.
  • It is five months since the Duke of York visited Thrall as he began his new role as a special ambassador for trade and industry.
  • I have been approached to be one of the ambassadors for an anti-smoking campaign.


late Middle English: from French ambassadeur, from Italian ambasciator, based on Latin ambactus 'servant'.



Pronunciation: /ambasəˈdɔːrɪəl, amˈbas-/
Example sentences
  • He then embarked upon a year in Prague, where his mother's ambassadorial connections secured a year-long internship as a trainee diplomat with the European Commission.
  • A wooden fence around the ambassadorial residence gives it privacy and a suburban hominess.
  • It is a great honour to learn that I have been given my first ambassadorial appointment.


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  • This post, in my judgment, will be one of the most consequential ambassadorships in American history.
  • We need to get our ambassadorship to the UN to help with reform.
  • He was rewarded with the ambassadorship to Italy - despite an astounding lack of diplomatic skills.

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