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associate

as·so·ci·ate

associate

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: so si eIt [or] so shi eIt
inflections: associated, associates, associating
definition 1: to join with other people as friends or partners.
At age ten, some girls don't want to associate with boys.
similar words:
unite
definition 2: to connect one thing with another thing in your mind.
I associate fall with going back to school.
synonyms:
connect, join
similar words:
combine, unite
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: so si iht [or] so shi iht
definition: a person who is active with someone else in operating a business; a partner.
He discussed the decision with his associate.
synonyms:
partner
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The word associate contains the following part:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).