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Definitions of associate

  1. keep company with; hang out with; " He associates with strange people"; " She affiliates with her colleagues"
  2. a degree granted by a two- year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
  3. any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; " first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
  4. a person who is frequently in the company of another; " drinking companions"; " comrades in arms"
  5. bring or come into association or action; " The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
  6. having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; " an associate member"; " an associate professor"
  7. To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.
  8. To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances.
  9. To connect or place together in thought.
  10. To accompany; to keep company with.
  11. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.
  12. To unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body.
  13. Closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.
  14. Admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member.
  15. Connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions.
  16. A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.
  17. A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.
  18. One connected with an association or institution without the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an associate of the Royal Academy.
  19. Anything closely or usually connected with another; an concomitant.
  20. A companion; a confederate; an ally; one belonging to a society or institution.
  21. Joined in interest, object, or purpose; sharing office or employment, as a colleague or partner.
  22. To unite; join; as a companion, friend, or confederate.
  23. To unite in company or action; to have fellowship.
  24. To join with, as a friend, or partner: to unite in the same body.
  25. To keep company with: to combine or unite.
  26. Joined or connected with.
  27. One joined or connected with another: a companion, friend, partner, or ally.
  28. A companion; partaker; partner.
  29. Associate.
  30. To join in company.
  31. To keep company.
  32. To bring together; combine; connect in thought; have fellowship; unite; join.
  33. Joined together; united; allied.
  34. A companion; colleague.
  35. A concomitant.
  36. Joined in interest, purpose, or office; connected by habit or sympathy.
  37. A companion; a partner; an ally.
  38. To join in company, as a friend, companion, or confederate; to unite; to combine.
  39. To unite in, or to keep, company, implying intimacy; to join in association; to unite in action, or be affected by the action of a different part of the body.
  40. To join in company as a friend or companion.
  41. A companion; a partner.

Usage examples for associate

  1. A young girl is allowed to associate freely with the most enlightened men. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. He likewise began to associate freely with the more dangerous element of the criminal department of this hospital, quite likely with a view towards getting assistance for his escape. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  3. Why was it always his associate? – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  4. Let Ralph accept his uncle's offer and he would still be an English gentleman, free to live as such, free to marry as such, free to associate with friends fitting to his habits of life. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  5. He is the most intimate associate of your aunt. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  6. Or has this man O'Neil forbidden you to associate with me? – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  7. To begin with, none of the other monkeys seemed to care to associate with him. – Rataplan by Ellen Velvin
  8. Here one Charles Grace desired to become an associate with him. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  9. I'll never associate with her on terms of equality, or own her as my sister either." – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  10. She was too young then to know that a mulata did not associate with black preto, that a mulata occupied a class apart. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  11. She has written many books for young people and has also been associate editor of Child Life Magazine. – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  12. She could not associate disgrace with her love for Preston Cheney. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  13. His lot was cast with the Indians, chiefly because he found few white men who would associate with him on account of his Indian blood. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  14. 3. Sanyo, or " Associate Council." – The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881 by Toyokichi Iyenaga
  15. " Yet I associate you with that county," he persisted. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  16. It seemed that no fear as to her daughter had ever crossed the mother's mind; that no idea had ever come upon her that her favoured visitor might learn to love the young girl with whom he was allowed to associate on so intimate a footing. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  17. Index: Sy An associate of Sydenham's, 13. Bib. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
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