Definitions for: Associate


[n] a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
[n] any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
[n] a person who joins with others in some activity; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
[n] a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
[v] make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"
[v] bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
[v] keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"



Webster (1913) Definition: As*so"ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Associated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Associating.] [L. associatus, p. p. of
associare; ad + sociare to join or unite, socius companion.
See Social.]
1. To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or
confederate; as, to associate others with us in business,
or in an enterprise.

2. To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of
gold associated with other substances.

3. To connect or place together in thought.

He succeeded in associating his name inseparably
with some names which will last as long as our
language. --Macaulay.

4. To accompany; to keep company with. [Obs.]

Friends should associate friends in grief and woe.
--Shak.


As*so"ci*ate, v. i.
1. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy;
as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.

2. To unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a
different part of the body. --E. Darwin.


As*so"ci*ate, a. [L. associatus, p. p.]
1. Closely connected or joined with some other, as in
interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing
responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.

While I descend . . . to my associate powers.
--Milton.

2. Admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges;
as, an associate member.

3. (Physiol.) Connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate
motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of
preceding motions. --E. Darwin.


As*so"ci*ate, n.
1. A companion; one frequently in company with another,
implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.

2. A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in
a league.

3. One connected with an association or institution without
the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an
associate of the Royal Academy.

4. Anything closely or usually connected with another; an
concomitant.

The one [idea] no sooner comes into the
understanding, than its associate appears with it.
--Locke.

Syn: Companion; mate; fellow; friend; ally; partner;
coadjutor; comrade; accomplice.

Synonyms: affiliate, associate degree, assort, colligate, companion, comrade, connect, consociate, consort, familiar, link, link up, relate, tie in

Antonyms: dissociate

See Also: AA, AAS, academic degree, accompaniment, accompany, adjunct, affiliate, ally, ally, AN, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Nursing, association, bedfellow, cerebrate, cogitate, collaborator, colleague, companion, company, compeer, concomitant, confrere, co-occurrence, cooperator, correlate, co-worker, date, date, degree, equal, escort, fellow, fellow worker, free-associate, friend, go out, go steady, have in mind, identify, interact, interrelate, keep company, match, mate, mean, member, pardner, participant, partner, peer, playfellow, playmate, remember, see, shipmate, teammate, think, think of, unify, unite, walk, workfellow

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