What does Associate mean?

Definitions for Associate
əˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtAs·so·ci·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Associate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. associate(noun)

    a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

    "he had to consult his associate before continuing"

  2. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate(noun)

    a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

  3. associate(noun)

    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"

  4. associate(noun)

    any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another

    "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"

  5. associate degree, associate(adj)

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

  6. associate(a)(verb)

    having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status

    "an associate member"; "an associate professor"

  7. associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect(verb)

    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"

  8. consort, associate, affiliate, assort(verb)

    keep company with; hang out with

    "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"

  9. consociate, associate(verb)

    bring or come into association or action

    "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"


  1. associate(Noun)

    A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.

  2. associate(Noun)

    A companion; a comrade.

  3. associate(Noun)

    One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.

  4. associate(Noun)

    A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.

  5. associate(Verb)

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

  6. associate(Verb)

    To spend time socially; keep company.

    She associates with her coworkers on weekends.

  7. associate(Verb)

    To join as a partner, ally, or friend.

  8. associate(Verb)

    To connect or join together; combine.

  9. associate(Verb)

    To connect in the mind or imagination

  10. associate(Verb)

    To endorse.

  11. associate(Adjective)

    Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.

    He is an associate editor.

  12. associate(Adjective)

    Having partial status or privileges.

    He is an associate member of the club.

  13. associate(Adjective)

    Following or accompanying; concomitant.

  14. Associate(Noun)

    An associate's degree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Associate(verb)

    to join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  2. Associate(verb)

    to join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  3. Associate(verb)

    to connect or place together in thought

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  4. Associate(verb)

    to accompany; to keep company with

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  5. Associate(verb)

    to unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  6. Associate(verb)

    to unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  7. Associate(adj)

    closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  8. Associate(adj)

    admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  9. Associate(adj)

    connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  10. Associate(noun)

    a companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  11. Associate(noun)

    a partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  12. Associate(noun)

    one connected with an association or institution without the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an associate of the Royal Academy

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]

  13. Associate(noun)

    anything closely or usually connected with another; an concomitant

    Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]


  1. Associate

    An Associate is an early-career role that is an integral part of the project team, responsible for handling detailed duties such as modeling, research, and documentation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Associate

    as-sō′shi-āt, v.t. to join with, as a friend or partner: to unite in the same body.—v.i. to keep company (with): to combine or unite.—ns. Associabil′ity, Assō′ciableness.—adjs. Assō′ciable, that may be joined or associated: sociable: companionable; Assō′ciate, joined or connected with.—n. one joined or connected with another: a companion, friend, partner, or ally.—ns. Assō′ciateship, office of an associate; Associā′tion, act of associating: union or combination: a society of persons joined together to promote some object.—adj. Assō′ciātive, tending to association.—Association football, the game as formulated by the Football Association (formed in 1863).—Association (of Ideas), applied to laws of mental combination which facilitate recollection: similarity: contiguity, repetition. [L. associātum, associāread, to socius, a companion.]

Editors Contribution

  1. associate

    A member of an association.

    We are associates, we meet at the local dancing association.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  
  2. associate

    To make a logical connection in the brain, mind, conscience, consciousness, subconscious, spirit or soul.

    We all associate love with lovehearts.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Associate' in Nouns Frequency: #2731

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Associate' in Verbs Frequency: #264

How to pronounce Associate?

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    US English

How to say Associate in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Associate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Associate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Associate in a Sentence

  1. Dr Jaffe:

    People might not associate radio waves with carrying energy.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely well qualified to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, judge Brett Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is widely admired for Judge Brett Kavanaugh intellect, experience, and exemplary judicial temperament. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has won the respect of Judge Brett Kavanaugh peers and is highly regarded throughout the legal community. And Judge Brett Kavanaugh judicial record demonstrates a firm understanding of the role of a judge in our Republic : Setting aside personal views and political preferences in order to interpret our laws as they are written.

  3. Rupert Pratt:

    If you want to build your brand overnight and become a household name, then sponsorship is a very effective way of doing it, it creates endorsement and trust. There is an assumption that the rights holder wouldn't associate itself with a brand that isn't trustworthy.

  4. Angela Merkel:

    I am happy that Germany has become a country that many people outside of Germany now associate with hope, this is something to cherish when you look back at our history.

  5. Wolf Blitzer:

    To this day, 25 years later here in the United States or indeed around the world, people always come up to me: 'Oh I remember the Gulf War. I remember what you were doing,' they still associate me with those months of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, and it's a source of pride to me that I quote 'became famous' covering that war.

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  • другар, партньор, общувам, коле́га, съединявам се, свързвам се, присъединявам се, партньо́р, член-кореспондентBulgarian
  • associat, associarCatalan, Valencian
  • asociovatCzech
  • assoziierenGerman
  • σύντροφοςGreek
  • asociado, asociar, relacionarSpanish
  • وابستهPersian
  • seuralainen, assosioida, kollega, kumppani, ystävystyä, ulkojäsen, liittää, järjestäytyä, partneri, olla jonkun kanssa, yhdistää, työtoveri, varajäsen, apulais-, vara-, ulko-, viettää aikaa, liittoutua, kaveri, liittyä, yhdistyä, liikekumppani, seurustella, toveri, lisä-Finnish
  • fo-olteyManx
  • साथीHindi
  • ընկերակցիլ, շփվել, միավորվելArmenian
  • חברHebrew
  • 連想, 仲間, 同僚, 準, 付き合う, 結合, [[提携]][[者]], [[準]][[会員]], 交際, 会友, 提携, 副Japanese
  • 연합하다, 패, 교제하다, 준, 연상, [[제휴]][[자]], 연합, 연상하다, 조합원, 제휴하다, 친구, 상기, 준회원, 참가, 동료, 결합, 한패Korean
  • uru, whakahoaMāori
  • associëren, omgaanDutch
  • kolega, współpracownik, wspólnikPolish
  • collavuratur, collavuraturaRomansh
  • coleg, asociat, partener, tovarăș, camaradRomanian
  • колле́га, партнёр, напа́рник, присоединяться, напа́рница, компаньо́н, партнёрша, соединяться, член-корреспонде́нт, связанный, това́рищRussian
  • förknippa, associeraSwedish
  • mshirikaSwahili
  • ภาคีThai
  • ایسوسی ایٹUrdu
  • liên kếtVietnamese

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