Meaning of associate
Pronunciation: (v.u-sō'shē-āt", -sē-n., adj.,u-sō'shē-it, -āt", -sē-), [key]
— v., n., adj. -at•ed, -at•ing,
- to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: Many people associate dark clouds with depression and gloom.
- to join as a companion, partner, or ally: to associate oneself with a cause.
- to unite; combine: coal associated with shale.
- to enter into union; unite.
- to keep company, as a friend, companion, or ally: He was accused of associating with known criminals.
- to join together as partners or colleagues.
- a person who shares actively in anything as a business, enterprise, or undertaking; partner; colleague; fellow worker: He consulted with his associates before proceeding further.
- a companion or comrade: my most intimate associates.
- a confederate; an accomplice or ally: criminal associates.
- anything usually accompanying or associated with another; an accompaniment or concomitant.
- a person who is admitted to a subordinate degree of membership in an association or institution: an associate of the Royal Academy.
- connected, joined, or related, esp. as a companion or colleague; having equal or nearly equal responsibility: an associate partner.
- having subordinate status; without full rights and privileges: an associate member.
- allied; concomitant.
- associate (Thesaurus)