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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
associate (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to join as a partner, friend, or companion
2.
obsolete to keep company with - attend
3.
to join or connect together - combine
4.
intransitive verb
to bring together or into relationship in any of various intangible ways (as in memory or imagination)
1.
to come or be together as partners, friends, or companions
2.
to combine or join with other parts - unite join
associate (adjective)
1.
closely connected (as in function or office) with another
2.
closely related especially in the mind
3.
having secondary or subordinate status - associate membership in a society
associate (noun)
1.
one with another as - associated
a) - partner colleague
b) - companion comrade
2.
a) an entry-level member (as of a learned society, professional organization, or profession)
b) - employee worker
3.
often capitalized a degree conferred especially by a junior college - associate in arts
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
associate (noun)
1.
a person frequently seen in the company of another
SYNONIMS:
cohort, companion, compatriot, compeer, comrade, crony, fellow, hobnobber, mate, running mate
RELATED WORDS:
colleague, coworker, equal, peer, workmate; accomplice, affiliate, ally, collaborator, confederate, half, partner; buddy, chum, confidant, familiar, friend, hearty, intimate, pal; countryman; classmate, housemate, messmate, playfellow, playmate, roommate, schoolmate, shipmate, teammate; attendant, escort; hanger-on, leech, parasite
associate (noun)
2.
a fellow worker
SYNONIMS:
associate, confrere ( confrère), coworker
RELATED WORDS:
equal, fellow, peer; accomplice, ally, cohort, collaborator, confederate, copartner, half, partner; buddy, chum, companion, comrade, crony, pal; compatriot, countryman
associate (verb)
1.
to come or be together as friends
SYNONIMS:
chum, company, consociate, consort, fraternize, hang (around out), hobnob, hook up, mess around, pal (around), run, sort, travel
RELATED WORDS:
affiliate, ally, attach, band, bond, club, collaborate, collude, confederate, conjoin, connect, cooperate, couple, gang, get along, get on, group, interrelate, join, knot, league, link, mingle, mix, rally, relate, side, socialize, team, tie, wed; befriend, friend
be friends with, fall in with, keep company (with), rub elbows (with) rub shoulders (with), take up with
NEAR ANTONYMS:
avoid, cold-shoulder, shun, snub; alienate, estrange; break up, disband, disperse, split (up); disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, sever, split, sunder
associate (verb)
2.
to think of (something) in combination
SYNONIMS:
connect, correlate, identify, link, relate
RELATED WORDS:
compare, equate, liken; group, join, lump (together), tie (together)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
contrast, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, separate, set off
associate (verb)
3.
to come together to form a single unit
SYNONIMS:
associate, coalesce, combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, fuse, interfuse, join, link (up), marry, unify
RELATED WORDS:
mate, yoke; ally, confederate, league; chain, compound, hitch, hook, splice; assemble, cluster, congregate, constellate, convene, gather, meet; recombine, reconnect, rejoin, reunify, reunite
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detach, disaffiliate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, fractionate, isolate, resolve, uncouple, unyoke; disband, disperse, scatter
break up, dissever, part, section, separate, sever, split, sunder, unlink
associate (verb)
4.
to form or enter into an association that furthers the interests of its members
SYNONIMS:
associate, band (together), club, coalesce, cohere, confederate, conjoin, cooperate, federate, league, unite
RELATED WORDS:
cabal, collaborate, gang up, hang together, team (up); incorporate, organize, unionize; affiliate; amalgamate, combine, conglomerate, consolidate, converge, group, join, merge; knot, link, tie, wed
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detach, disengage, dissolve, disunite, divorce, part, segregate, separate, sever, split, sunder; alienate, estrange, fall out
break up, disband
associate (verb)
5.
to take part in social activities
SYNONIMS:
associate, fraternize, go out, hobnob, mingle, mix, step out
RELATED WORDS:
carouse, party, revel; circulate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
avoid, eschew, shun; slight, snub
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