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Meaning of word associate from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

associate   noun

Meaning : A person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor.

Example : He had to consult his associate before continuing.

Meaning : A friend who is frequently in the company of another.

Example : Drinking companions.
Comrades in arms.

Synonyms : companion, comrade, familiar, fellow

Meaning : A person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise.

Example : Associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners.

Meaning : Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another.

Example : First was the lightning and then its thunderous associate.

Meaning : A degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies.

Synonyms : associate degree

associate   adjective

Meaning : Having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status.

Example : An associate member.
An associate professor.

associate   verb

Meaning : Make a logical or causal connection.

Example : I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.

Synonyms : colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in

Regard as unconnected.

You must dissociate these two events!.
Decouple our foreign policy from ideology.
decouple, dissociate

Meaning : Keep company with. Hang out with.

Example : He associates with strange people.
She affiliates with her colleagues.

Synonyms : affiliate, assort, consort

Meaning : Bring or come into association or action.

Example : The churches consociated to fight their dissolution.

Synonyms : consociate