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Meaning & Definition of Associate in English

English

Associate

/əsoʊsiət/

noun

1. A person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

  • "He had to consult his associate before continuing"
    synonym:
  • associate

2. A friend who is frequently in the company of another

  • "Drinking companions"
  • "Comrades in arms"
    synonym:
  • companion
  • ,
  • comrade
  • ,
  • fellow
  • ,
  • familiar
  • ,
  • associate

3. A person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise

  • "Associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners"
    synonym:
  • associate

4. Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another

  • "First was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
    synonym:
  • associate

5. A degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies

    synonym:
  • associate degree
  • ,
  • associate

verb

1. Make a logical or causal connection

  • "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"
  • "Colligate these facts"
  • "I cannot relate these events at all"
    synonym:
  • associate
  • ,
  • tie in
  • ,
  • relate
  • ,
  • link
  • ,
  • colligate
  • ,
  • link up
  • ,
  • connect

2. Keep company with

  • Hang out with
  • "He associates with strange people"
  • "She affiliates with her colleagues"
    synonym:
  • consort
  • ,
  • associate
  • ,
  • affiliate
  • ,
  • assort

3. Bring or come into association or action

  • "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
    synonym:
  • consociate
  • ,
  • associate

adjective

1. Having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status

  • "An associate member"
  • "An associate professor"
    synonym:
  • associate(a)

Examples of using

What colour do you associate with your childhood?
We associate Darwin's name with the theory of evolution.
When I hear this song, I associate it with his name.