Definition of associate:
- 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.
- Admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member.
- Anything closely or usually connected with another; an concomitant.
- Closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.
- Connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions.
- One connected with an association or institution without the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an associate of the Royal Academy.
- To accompany; to keep company with.
- To connect or place together in thought.
- To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances.
- To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.
- To unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body.
- To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.
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assistant (part of speech: noun)
- confederate (part of speech: noun)
- relate (part of speech: verb)
co-operate (part of speech: verb)
Dotty thought it could not be wrong to associate with a little girl her auntie liked so well.- "Dotty Dimple At Home", Sophie May.
Clark declared the fight finished, and the crowd broke up hastily, leaving Cleary and his associate to get Sam away as best they could.- "Captain Jinks, Hero", Ernest Crosby.
There are many things connected with the past which I find it almost impossible to associate with you.- "The Great Impersonation", E. Phillips Oppenheim.