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EtymologyEdit

From Latin associo

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AdjectiveEdit

associate (not comparable)

  1. Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.
    He is an associate editor.
  2. Having partial status or privileges.
    He is an associate member of the club.
  3. Following or accompanying; concomitant.
  4. (biology, dated) Connected by habit or sympathy.
    associate motions: those that occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions
    • 1794, Erasmus Darwin, Zoonomia; Or, The Laws of Organic Life, page 36:
      These associate ideas are gradually formed into habits of acting together, by frequent repetition, while they are yet separately obedient to the will; as is evident from the difficulty we experience in gaining so exact an idea of the front of St. Paul's church, as to be able to delineate it with accuracy, or in recollecting a poem of a few pages.

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NounEdit

associate (plural associates)

  1. A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner.
  2. Somebody with whom one works, coworker, colleague.
  3. A companion; a comrade.
  4. One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
  5. A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.
  6. (algebra) One of a pair of elements of an integral domain (or a ring) such that the two elements are divisible by each other (or, equivalently, such that each one can be expressed as the product of the other with a unit).

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VerbEdit

associate (third-person singular simple present associates, present participle associating, simple past and past participle associated)

  1. (intransitive) To join in or form a league, union, or association.
  2. (intransitive) To spend time socially; keep company.
    She associates with her coworkers on weekends.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828:
      As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, []. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. [] I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether laws are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life.
  3. (transitive) To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
  4. (transitive) To connect or join together; combine.
    particles of gold associated with other substances
  5. (transitive) To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.
  6. (reflexive, in deliberative bodies) To endorse.
    • 1999 August 4-5, Congress, Congressional Record, volume 145, page 19343:
      Mr. President, I rise to associate myself with the remarks of my senior Senator from Louisiana who has led this fight successfully for many years
  7. (mathematics) To be associative.
  8. (transitive, obsolete) To accompany; to be in the company of.

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