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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

People don't associate red hair, pale skin, and freckles with beauty.
Shirley Manson

If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
Francois Fenelon

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

People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity.
Marilyn Manson
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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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