a person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with another country or countries.
a person who is tactful and skillful in managing delicate situations, handling people, etc.
- diplomat , diplomate
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How to use diplomat in a sentence
A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Voice of San Diego also revealed that General Atomics was planning to use the test flight to impress foreign diplomats in the market for military-grade drones.San Diego Kept Quiet on Plans for Military-Grade Drone to Catch Speeding Drivers | Jesse Marx | December 1, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
No matter who they love or who they are, our diplomats deserve dignity and respect.Bill would direct State Department to review ‘lavender scare’ firings | Michael K. Lavers | November 24, 2020 | Washington Blade
Brinkley, however, declined to comment on the FAA emails or shed light on which military diplomats were lined up for the San Diego demonstration.Drone Test Flight Moved Out of San Diego Following Safety Concerns | Jesse Marx | October 26, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Indeed, it has been accused of targeting foreign diplomats in third countries in the past.
As Scott Anderson explained on the Lawfare podcast, the principles behind State Department policies banning partisan activities by overseas diplomats are that they represent the entire nation – not just one political party.The GOP Convention Violated Plenty Of Norms, But Did It Undermine Democratic Values? | Julia Azari | September 1, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
His plan was to one day become a diplomat, but he was losing faith in the idea of international policy as a career path.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy | Oliver Jones | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“That would fit into the Kremlin narrative,” says the diplomat.
He was a diplomat, New York governor, and vice president of the United States.
A U.S. diplomat once spoke with bitterness of the breadth of his power when negotiating with an uncooperative dictator.This Is Obama’s U.N. Plan to Choke Off ISIS’s Recruits | Kimberly Dozier | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“At the time, the Turks were certain that they could control those groups,” a foreign diplomat told The Daily Beast.
Governor Spotswood also was a most able diplomat with the Indians, and he tried conscientiously to help them get better educated.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The opportunity came presently, for Lady Merehaven was called away, leaving a pompous old diplomat to wait on the queen.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
Ede was the type after which some department store advertising-department diplomat had coined the term "stylish stout."
It was a difficult matter to detach the old diplomat from the circle surrounding him, but Varney succeeded at length.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
For the purposes of this difficult negotiation Napoleon had chosen Caulaincourt, his devoted servant and most adroit diplomat.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for diplomat
an official, such as an ambassador or first secretary, engaged in diplomacy
a person who deals with people tactfully or skilfully
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