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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)

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.

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."