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associate

as·so·ci·ate

associate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: so si eIt [or] so shi eIt
inflections: associated, associates, associating
definition 1: to join as an ally, partner, or friend.
The company recently associated itself with its competitor.She would never dream of associating herself with such "vulgar" people.
synonyms:
ally, join
antonyms:
dissociate
similar words:
align, consort, partner, unite
definition 2: to connect mentally, as ideas, memories, and the like.
People tend to associate the color black with death.
synonyms:
ally, connect, identify, join, link, relate
antonyms:
dissociate
similar words:
combine, concatenate, conjoin, unite
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: so si eIt [or] so shi eIt
definition 1: to come together as friends, business partners, or companions (often fol. by with).
She associates with a completely different group of people nowadays.I don't associate with people from the office outside of work.
synonyms:
ally, consort, fraternize, mingle, mix, relate
antonyms:
dissociate
similar words:
affiliate, group, socialize, travel
definition 2: to unite for a common purpose.
synonyms:
ally, combine, unite
similar words:
affiliate, align, conjoin, link, team
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: so si iht [or] so shi iht
definition 1: a person who is actively involved with others in running a business enterprise; partner.
She is in a meeting with her associates.
synonyms:
partner
definition 2: a comrade, companion, or mate.
This is a great place to meet one's associates for lunch.
synonyms:
companion, fellow, friend, mate, partner
similar words:
ally, buddy, chum, colleague, company, comrade, confrere, coworker, crony, pal, sidekick
definition 3: a thing often accompanying or in association with something else.
synonyms:
concomitant
similar words:
appendage, attendant, supplement
definition 4: a person holding a subordinate rank of membership.
synonyms:
adjunct, assistant, auxiliary, secondary, subordinate
similar words:
appendage, appurtenance
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: so si iht [or] so shi iht
definition 1: linked with another or others and having equal or practically equal status.
The orchestra has a number of associate conductors.
synonyms:
coalescent, concomitant, related, united
similar words:
adjunct, attendant, bound, companionate, concurrent
definition 2: having a position of subordinate rank, status, or power.
As an associate member of the club, she can participate in activities but cannot vote in elections.
synonyms:
auxiliary, secondary, subordinate
similar words:
adjunct, ancillary, supplementary
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-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).