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Meaning of ASSOCIATE

Pronunciation:  [n]u'sowsheeit, [v]u'sowshee`eyt, u'sowshee`eyt

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

ASSOCIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \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.
    
    
  4. \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.
    
    
 
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