see also: Associate
    • (RP) enPR əsō'shiāt IPA: /əˈsəʊʃieɪt/, /əˈsəʊsieɪt/
    • (America) enPR əsō'shiāt IPA: /əˈsoʊʃieɪt/, /əˈsoʊsieɪt/
  • Noun and adjective:
    • (RP) enPR əsō'shiət IPA: /əˈsəʊʃi.ət/, /əˈsəʊsi.ət/
    • (America) enPR əsō'shiət IPA: /əˈsoʊʃi.ət/, /əˈsoʊsi.ət/

associate (not comparable)

  1. Joined with another or others and having lower status.
    The associate editor is someone who has some experience in editing but not sufficient experience to qualify for a senior post.
  2. Having partial status or privileges.
    He is an associate member of the club.
  3. Following or accompanying; concomitant.
  4. (biology, dated) Connected by habit or sympathy.
    associate motions: those that occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions
  • Portuguese: associado
  • Russian: свя́занный
Translations Noun

associate (plural associates)

  1. A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner.
  2. Somebody with whom one works, coworker, colleague.
  3. A companion; a comrade.
  4. One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
  5. A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.
  6. (algebra) One of a pair of elements of an integral domain (or a ring) such that the two elements are divisible by each other (or, equivalently, such that each one can be expressed as the product of the other with a unit).
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: член-корреспонде́нт
  • Spanish: asociado

associate (associates, present participle associating; past and past participle associated)

  1. (intransitive) To join in or form a league, union, or association.
  2. (intransitive) To spend time socially; keep company.
    She associates with her coworkers on weekends.
    • 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
      As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, […]. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. […] I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether laws are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life.
  3. (transitive, with with) To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
    He associated his name with many environmental causes.
  4. (transitive) To connect or join together; combine.
    particles of gold associated with other substances
    Synonyms: attach, join, put together, unite, Thesaurus:join
  5. (transitive) To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.
    • 1819 September 21, John Keats, letter to John Hamilton Reynolds:
      I always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn.
  6. (reflexive, in deliberative bodies) To endorse.
  7. (mathematics) To be associative.
  8. (transitive, obsolete) To accompany; to be in the company of.
    • circa 1593 William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act V, scene iii:
      Friends should associate friends in grief and woe
Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • Portuguese: associar-se a
  • Russian: соединя́ться
  • Spanish: asociar
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: associar-se a
  • Russian: присоединя́ться
  • Spanish: asociarse
Translations Translations

associate (plural associates)

  1. (slang) An associate's degree.

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