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 associate associate

noun

  • () a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor  ( associate )
    a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
     he had to consult his associate before continuing
    he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies  ( associate, associate degree )
    a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
  • any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another  ( associate )
    any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
     first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate
    first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate
  • a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise  ( associate )
    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
    associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners
  • a friend who is frequently in the company of another  ( associate, familiar, fellow, companion, comrade )
    a friend who is frequently in the company of another
     drinking companions
    drinking companions
     comrades in arms
    comrades in arms
  • adj

  • having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status  ( associate )
    having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
     an associate member
    an associate member
     an associate professor
    an associate professor
  • verb

  • () make a logical or causal connection  ( colligate, link up, tie in, connect, link, relate, associate )
    make a logical or causal connection
     I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
     colligate these facts
    colligate these facts
     I cannot relate these events at all
    I cannot relate these events at all
  • () keep company with; hang out with  ( affiliate, assort, consort, associate )
    keep company with; hang out with
     He associates with strange people
    He associates with strange people
     She affiliates with her colleagues
    She affiliates with her colleagues
  • () bring or come into association or action  ( consociate, associate )
    bring or come into association or action
     The churches consociated to fight their dissolution
    The churches consociated to fight their dissolution