interlocutor interlocutor  /ˌɪn tər ˈlɑk jə tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
  2. (n) a person who takes part in a conversation

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Interlocutors talking to kidnappers need to have special training so that they are able to keep the communications channel open.
  2. We do not want the interlocutor to become more important than the person we want to talk to.

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  1. "We feel that Saudi Arabia of course has a long and close relationship with Pakistan but that makes Saudi Arabia even a more valuable interlocutor for us," said Tharoor.
    on Mar 1, 2010 By: Shashi Tharoor Source: Xinhua

  2. "We don't talk with Iraqi Kurdish groups. Our interlocutor is the Iraqi government in Baghdad, and we discuss whatever we want with its representatives. Northern Iraq is a part of Iraq," said Cicek.
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Cemil Cicek Source: Reuters

  3. "For a reconstruction you also need on the other side an interlocutor," EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner told reporters in Jerusalem this week. "So how will this be done? Is there a reconciliation process in the...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Benita Ferrero-Waldner Source: Zawya

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