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Definition of Associate


  1. To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.
  2. To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances.
  3. To connect or place together in thought.
  4. To accompany; to keep company with.
  5. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.
  6. To unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body.
  7. Closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.
  8. Admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member.
  9. Connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions.
  10. A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.
  11. A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.
  12. One connected with an association or institution without the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an associate of the Royal Academy.
  13. Anything closely or usually connected with another; an concomitant.

Associate Quotations

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
George Washington

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Booker T. Washington

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke

I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.
Christopher Lee

I'm basically different things to different people. If it's a guy, I'm-a probably have my guard up because it's a street rule that when men come around that I don't know, I just immediately throw shade on them. But I don't associate with fellas all that much; if it's a girl - a beautiful girl - I be nice.
The Notorious B.I.G.
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Associate Translations

associate in Afrikaans is aansluit
associate in Dutch is zich aaneensluiten, aansluiten
associate in German is vereinigen
associate in Italian is attinente, collaboratore, socio
associate in Latin is socius
associate in Norwegian is forbindelse, kollega
associate in Portuguese is associado
associate in Spanish is coadunar, socio, colaborador, participante
associate in Swedish is kamrat, kompanjon
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