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Definition of "associate" []

  • To join as a partner, ally, or friend. (verb-transitive)
  • To connect or join together; combine. (verb-transitive)
  • To connect in the mind or imagination: "I always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn” ( John Keats). (verb-transitive)
  • To join in or form a league, union, or association. See Synonyms at join. (verb-intransitive)
  • To spend time socially; keep company: associates with her coworkers on weekends. (verb-intransitive)
  • To link or connect in the mind or imagination (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To keep company; mix socially (verb)
  • To form or join an association, group, etc (verb)
  • To consider in conjunction; connect (verb)
  • To bring (a person, esp oneself) into friendship, partnership, etc (verb)
  • To express agreement or allow oneself to be connected (with) (verb)
  • A person joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; partner; colleague (noun)
  • A companion or friend (noun)
  • Something that usually accompanies another thing; concomitant (noun)
  • A person having a subordinate position in or admitted to only partial membership of an institution, association, etc (noun)
  • Joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; having equal or nearly equal status (adjective)
  • Having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status (adjective)
  • Accompanying; concomitant (adjective)

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Use "associate" in a sentence
  • ""Most Americans who have heard the name associate her with only a few lines of text that she wrote.""
  • "Durand, a man who had a powerful affinity with banks and who was a three-time ex-convict, was by definition a man of dubious reputation, a reputation confirmed by the fact that he was a close and longtime term associate of Cronkite."
  • "One feature I would like to implement is being able to associate a short word followed by an F-key, eg F12, with a window from which I can select some action."