Associate definition

ə-sōsē-āt, -shē-
To connect in the mind or imagination.
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To connect or involve with a cause, group, or partner.

Wasn't she associated with the surrealists?

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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.

An example of two things you may associate are peanut butter and jelly.

An example of someone with whom you may associate is a co-worker.

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Joined with others in some venture, work, etc.

An associate justice.

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To bring (a person) into relationship with oneself or another as companion, partner, friend, etc.
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An associate is defined as someone who is at a more junior level in an organization.

An example of an associate is an associate professor who has less years of teaching experience than a full professor.

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A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.
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Having less than full status.

An associate membership.

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To correlate or connect logically or causally.

Asthma is associated with air pollution.

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To join in or form a league, union, or association.

The workers associated in a union.

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To spend time socially; keep company.

Associates with her coworkers on weekends.

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One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
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Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.

An associate editor.

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Following or accompanying; concomitant.
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To connect in the mind.

To associate rain with grief.

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To join (with another or others) as a companion, partner, friend, etc.
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To join together; unite.
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A person with whom one is associated; friend, partner, fellow worker, etc.
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A member of less than full status, as of a society, institute, etc.
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A degree or certificate granted by a junior college to those who have completed the regular two-year course.

An Associate in (or of) Arts.

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A person employed in a retail store, esp. in selling goods or services; salesclerk.
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Accompanying; connected.
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A colleague, companion, partner, or fellow employee.
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A junior member of an association, institution, organization, profession, or society.
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A junior member of a law firm who typically works on salary and does not share in the ownership, profits, or decision-making of the firm.
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Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.

He is an associate editor.

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Having partial status or privileges.

He is an associate member of the club.

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Following or accompanying; concomitant.
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(biology, dated) Connected by habit or sympathy.

Associate motions: those that occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions.

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A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
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One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
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A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.
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(intransitive) To join in or form a league, union, or association.
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(intransitive) To spend time socially; keep company.

She associates with her coworkers on weekends.

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To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
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To connect or join together; combine.

Particles of gold associated with other substances.

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To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.
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(reflexive, in deliberative bodies) To endorse.
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(slang) An associate's degree.
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A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
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The definition of an associate is someone who is a friend, someone with whom you work or someone who is a co-conspirator.

An example of an associate is someone with whom you went to school.

An example of an associate are two secretaries who work for the same company.

An example of an associate is someone who plans a crime with someone else.

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A companion; a comrade.
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Having partial status or privileges.

An associate member of the club.

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To join together; connect; combine.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
associate
Plural:
associates

Origin of associate

  • Middle English associaten from Latin associāre associāt- ad- ad- socius companion sekw-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition