To associate is defined as to bring two or more things together, or to have a relationship of some sort with another person or organization.(verb)
The definition of an associate is someone who is a friend, someone with whom you work or someone who is a co-conspirator.(noun)
An associate is defined as someone who is at a more junior level in an organization.(adjective)
An example of an associate is an associate professor who has less years of teaching experience than a full professor.
See associate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L associatus, pp. of associare, join to < ad-, to + sociare, unite with < socius, companion: see social
See associate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb as·so·ci·at·ed, as·so·ci·at·ing, as·so·ci·ates verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English associaten
Origin: , from Latin associāre, associāt-
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + socius, companion; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
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