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1A person of equal rank, status, or ability.‘he was better versed in his profession than his compeers’
equivalent, peer, fellow, coequal, likeView synonyms
- ‘He remained distant from his compeers on stage, thus condemning Barrit's Falstaff to an early acceptance of impending rejection and robbing their final confrontation of emotional power.’
- 1.1archaic A companion or associate.‘he had compeers in Fleet Street’associate, partner, escort, consort, colleague, workmate, co-worker, compatriot, confederate, allyView synonyms
Late Middle English: from Old French comper, from com- ‘with’ + per, from Latin par ‘equal’ (compare with peer).
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