Definitions for Associate
əˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtas·so·ciate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Associate.
a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
"he had to consult his associate before continuing"
companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associatenoun
a friend who is frequently in the company of another
"drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
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"
any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
"first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
associate degree, associateadjective
a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
"an associate member"; "an associate professor"
associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connectverb
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"
consort, associate, affiliate, assortverb
keep company with; hang out with
"He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
bring or come into association or action
"The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
A companion; a comrade.
One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.
To join in or form a league, union, or association.
To spend time socially; keep company.
She associates with her coworkers on weekends.
To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
To connect or join together; combine.
To connect in the mind or imagination
Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.
He is an associate editor.
Having partial status or privileges.
He is an associate member of the club.
Following or accompanying; concomitant.
An associate's degree.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Confederate; joined in interest or purpose.
Etymology: from the verb.
While I descend through darkness,
To my associate pow’rs, them to acquaint
With these successes. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.
Etymology: from the verb.
They persuade the king, now in old age, to make Plangus his associate in government with him. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Their defender, and his associates, have sithence proposed to the world a form such as themselves like. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 27.
He was accompanied with a noble gentleman, no unsuitable associate. Henry Wotton.
Sole Eve, associate sole, to me beyond
Compare, above all living creatures dear. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix.
But my associates now my stay deplore,
Impatient. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
Etymology: associer, Fr. associo, Lat.
A fearful army led by Caius Marcius,
Associated with Aufidius, rages
Upon our territories. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Associate in your town a wand’ring train,
And strangers in your palace entertain. John Dryden, Æneid.
Friends should associate friends in grief and woe. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.
An associate can be defined as a person who is connected with an organization, group, activity, or another person as a participant, member, colleague, companion, or partner. It can also refer to someone who holds a particular rank or position in a business or organization. This term may also be used to indicate a relationship between ideas, events, or things that are linked in some way.
to join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise
to join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances
to connect or place together in thought
to accompany; to keep company with
to unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate
to unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body
closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge
admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member
connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions
a companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow
a partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league
one connected with an association or institution without the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an associate of the Royal Academy
anything closely or usually connected with another; an concomitant
Etymology: [L. associatus, p. p.]
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
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, associāre—ad, to socius, a companion.]
A member of an association.
We are associates, we meet at the local dancing association.
Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Associate' in Nouns Frequency: #2731
Rank popularity for the word 'Associate' in Verbs Frequency: #264
The numerical value of Associate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Associate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
I have enjoyed my time in public service in the legislature and Congress, and have always been a fighter for Hoosiers, now, more than ever, with wages stagnating and the tools we associate with upward mobility, like the cost of college, spiraling out of reach for too many families, ... Therefore, I will strongly consider a bid for the U.S. Senate, and will spend the next coming days in serious discussion with my wife and my daughters, and make a decision soon.
There were things that became absolutely top hits in the ‘30s and ’40s, for a sustained period of time, and they just went away, people associate dad with Christmas, but in the ’40s and ’50s, they didn’t associate him with Christmas. They associated dad with tons of things, and that’s what I want to bring back.
Associate with the noblest people you can find read the best books live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people.
You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things the people with whom you associate and the books you read.
Unfortunately, too, from a public relations standpoint, both microwaves and lasers have negative connotations for most people because they associate microwaves with the oven in their kitchen and lasers with science fiction space battles.
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Translations for Associate
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- другар, партньор, общувам, коле́га, съединявам се, свързвам се, присъединявам се, партньо́р, член-кореспондентBulgarian
- associat, associarCatalan, Valencian
- asociado, asociar, relacionarSpanish
- 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
- ընկերակցիլ, շփվել, միավորվելArmenian
- 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
- ایسوسی ایٹUrdu
- liên kếtVietnamese
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