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dip·lo·mat

 (dĭp′lə-măt′)
n.
1. One, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments.
2. One who uses skill and tact in dealing with others.

[French diplomate, back-formation from diplomatique, diplomatic; see diplomatic.]

diplomat

(ˈdɪpləˌmæt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official, such as an ambassador or first secretary, engaged in diplomacy
2. a person who deals with people tactfully or skilfully

dip•lo•mat

(ˈdɪp ləˌmæt)

n.
1. a person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with other countries.
2. a tactful person skilled in managing delicate situations.
[1805–15; < French diplomate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diplomat - an official engaged in international negotiationsdiplomat - an official engaged in international negotiations
ambassador, embassador - a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
charge d'affaires - the official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador
consul - a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
envoy, envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary - a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
high commissioner - a senior diplomat from one country to another who is assigned ambassadorial rank
internuncio - (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio
diplomatic minister, minister - a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
nuncio, papal nuncio - (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
persona grata - a diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent
persona non grata - a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
plenipotentiary - a diplomat who is fully authorized to represent his or her government
George F. Kennan, George Frost Kennan, Kennan - United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
2.diplomat - a person who deals tactfully with others
go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

diplomat

noun official, ambassador, envoy, statesman, consul, attaché, emissary, chargé d'affaires the senior American diplomat responsible for the Middle East
Quotations
"A diplomat is a man who remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age" [Robert Frost]
"A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip" [Caskie Stinnett Out of the Red]
Translations
دِبْلوماسيدِبْلُوماسيّ
diplomat
diplomat
diplomaatti
diplomat
diplomata
diplómat, ríkiserindreki
外交官
외교관
diplomat
diplomat
diplomat
นักการทูต
nhà ngoại giao

diplomat

[ˈdɪpləmæt] Ndiplomático/a m/f

diplomat

[ˈdɪpləmæt] ndiplomate m

diplomat

n (Pol, fig) → Diplomat(in) m(f)

diplomat

[ˈdɪpləˌmæt] ndiplomatico

diplomacy

(diˈplouməsi) noun
1. the business of making agreements, treaties etc between countries; the business of looking after the affairs of one's country etc in a foreign country.
2. skill and tact in dealing with people, persuading them etc. Use a little diplomacy and she'll soon agree to help.
diplomat (ˈdipləmӕt) noun
a person engaged in diplomacy. He is a diplomat at the American embassy.
diplomatic (dipləˈmӕtik) adjective
1. concerning diplomacy. a diplomatic mission.
2. tactful. a diplomatic remark.
ˌdiploˈmatically adverb

diplomat

دِبْلُوماسيّ diplomat diplomat Diplomat διπλωμάτης diplomático diplomaatti diplomate diplomat diplomatico 外交官 외교관 diplomaat diplomat dyplomata diplomata дипломат diplomat นักการทูต diplomat nhà ngoại giao 外交官
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His manner, carriage, and attitude, all denoted a diplomat who had seen Europe.
You are a born diplomat," returned Franz; "go and try.
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It was a subtle, intelligent, crafty-looking face, a sort of combined monkey and diplomat phiz, before whom the cardinal made three steps and a profound bow, and whose name, nevertheless, was only, "Guillaume Rym, counsellor and pensioner of the City of Ghent.
But I know I am no use anywhere except in the army; I am not a diplomat or a government clerk.
You are a very youthful diplomat, Dicky, but even you have probably heard of governments who employ private messengers to carry despatches which for various reasons they don't care to put through their embassies.
You talk about it all as though you were a diplomat yourself.
It must be borne in mind that, like some others of the greatest poets, he was not a poet merely, but also a man of practical affairs, in the eyes of his associates first and mainly a courtier, diplomat, and government official.
But Natalia, too, had hardly made her appearance in the world when she married the diplomat Lvov.
Ever since the time of the late Baron Stott-Wartenheim," Mr Verloc answered in subdued tones, and protruding his lips sadly, in sign of sorrow for the deceased diplomat.
For his own part he practised it under the rites of special devotion to the transcendental merits of a certain Madame de S , a lady of advanced views, no longer very young, once upon a time the intriguing wife of a now dead and forgotten diplomat.
The secrets of kings and courts would be mine, the machinations of diplomats and politicians, the play of stock-gamblers, the plans of trusts and corporations.

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