• Associate


    • Verb: (these pronunciations can also apply to the noun and adjective)
      • RP enPR: əsō'shiāt IPA: /əˈsəʊʃieɪt/, /əˈsəʊsieɪt/
      • US enPR: əsō'shiāt IPA: /əˈsoʊʃieɪt/, /əˈsoʊsieɪt/
    • Noun and adjective:
      • RP enPR: əsō'shiət IPA: /əˈsəʊʃiət/, /əˈsəʊsiət/
      • US enPR: əsō'shiət IPA: /əˈsoʊʃiət/, /əˈsoʊsiət/

    Full definition of associate



    1. Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.He is an associate editor.
    2. Having partial status or privileges.He is an associate member of the club.
    3. Following or accompanying; concomitant.
    4. (biology, dated) Connected by habit or sympathy.associate motions: those that occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions



    (plural associates)
    1. A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
    2. A companion; a comrade.
    3. One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
    4. A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.



    1. (intransitive) To join in or form a league, union, or association.
    2. (intransitive) To spend time socially; keep company.
      She associates with her coworkers on weekends.
    3. (transitive) To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
    4. (transitive) To connect or join together; combine.particles of gold associated with other substances
    5. (transitive) To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.
      • unknown date John KeatsI always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn.
      • MacaulayHe succeeded in associating his name inseparably with some names which will last as long as our language.
      • 2013, Philip J. Bushnell, Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance, Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident.
    6. (reflexive, in deliberative bodies) To endorse.
      • 1999, August 4-5, Congress, Mr. President, I rise to associate myself with the remarks of my senior Senator from Louisiana who has led this fight successfully for many years
    7. (transitive, obsolete) To accompany; to keep company with.
      • ShakespeareFriends should associate friends in grief and woe.



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