Ambassador vs Diplomat - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between ambassador and diplomat

is that ambassador is a minister of the highest rank sent to a foreign court to represent there his sovereign or country (sometimes called ambassador-in-residence ) while diplomat is a person who is accredited, such as an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments or international organisations.

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ambassador

Alternative forms

* ambassadour (obsolete) * embassador (archaic) * embassadour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A minister of the highest rank sent to a foreign court to represent there his sovereign or country. (Sometimes called ambassador-in-residence )
  • *
  • An official messenger and representative.
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  • A corporate representative, often the public face of the company.
  • A trick to duck some ignorant fellow or landsman, frequently played on board ships in the warm latitudes. It is thus managed: A large tub is filled with water, and two stools placed on each side of it. Over the whole is thrown a tarpaulin, or old sail: this is kept tight by two persons, who are to represent the king and queen of a foreign country, and are seated on the stools. The person intended to be ducked plays the Ambassador, and after repeating a ridiculous speech dictated to him, is led in great form up to the throne, and seated between the king and queen, who rising suddenly as soon as he is seated, he falls backwards into the tub of water.
  • Usage notes

  • Syntax usage: In English the preferred constuction is ambassador to , example: The French ambassador to the United States .
  • Derived terms
    * ambassadorial * ambassadorship

    See also

    * consul

    diplomat

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is accredited, such as an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments or international organisations
  • (figuratively) Someone who uses skill and tact in dealing with other people
  • Synonyms

    * diplomatist

    See also

    * * consul * envoy * high commissioner ----