Definition of Associate

1. Noun. A person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor. "He had to consult his associate before continuing"


2. Verb. Make a logical or causal connection. "I cannot relate these events at all"

3. Adjective. Having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status. "An associate professor"
Similar to: Low-level, Subordinate

4. Noun. A friend who is frequently in the company of another. "Comrades in arms"
Exact synonyms: Companion, Comrade, Familiar, Fellow
Specialized synonyms: Date, Escort, Playfellow, Playmate, Tovarich, Tovarisch
Generic synonyms: Friend
Derivative terms: Companion, Companionship, Comradely, Comradeship, Familiar, Fellowship

5. Verb. Keep company with; hang out with. "She affiliates with her colleagues"
Exact synonyms: Affiliate, Assort, Consort
Generic synonyms: Interact
Specialized synonyms: Ally, Date, Go Out, Go Steady, See, Accompany, Companion, Company, Keep Company
Derivative terms: Association, Association, Consort

6. Noun. A person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise. "Associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners"

7. Verb. Bring or come into association or action. "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
Exact synonyms: Consociate
Generic synonyms: Unify, Unite
Specialized synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Associable, Association, Association, Association, Association, Association

8. Noun. Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another. "First was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"

9. Noun. A degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies.

Definition of Associate

1. v. t. To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.

2. v. i. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.

3. a. Closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.

4. n. A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.

Definition of Associate

1. Noun. (slang) An associate's degree. ¹

2. Adjective. Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status. ¹

3. Adjective. Having partial status or privileges. ¹

4. Adjective. Following or accompanying; concomitant. ¹

5. Noun. A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague. ¹

6. Noun. A companion; a comrade. ¹

7. Noun. One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance. ¹

8. Noun. A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To join in or form a league, union, or association. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To spend time socially; keep company. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To join as a partner, ally, or friend. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To connect or join together; combine. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To connect in the mind or imagination ¹

14. Verb. (reflexive in deliberative bodies) To endorse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Associate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Associate

1. 1. Closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge. "While I descend . . . To my associate powers." (Milton) 2. Admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member. 3. Connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions. Origin: L. Associatus, p. P. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Associate

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1920)
"Dr. Peyton Rous, hitherto an associate member in pathology and bacteriology, ... Dr. Francis Q. Blake, hitherto an associate in medicine, has been made an ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Institute of British Architects (1884)
"7 Kennard, JM : elected associate 162 Killingworth Hedges : Paper on the Precautions to be adopted in introducing the Electric Light in Houses 78 Knowles, ..."

3. Proceedingsby American Society of Civil Engineers by American Society of Civil Engineers (1907)
"Elected an associate Member, 425. DENNIS, WF—Awarded the Thomas Fitch Rowland ... Elected an associate Member, 225. "Description of the Recently Installed ..."

4. Proceedingsby American Society of Civil Engineers by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"HYDE, CHARLES OILMAN.—Elected an associate Member, 124. HIDE, WILLIAM HERBERT. — Elected an associate Member, 176. "Improvement of the Black Warrior. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"In the Medical School Dr. LF Barker has been promoted to be associate professor of pathology, and Dr. RG Harrison to be associate professor of anatomy. MR. ..."

6. Proceedings (1908)
"A elected at associate. TA transferred to associate. TAM transferred to associate Member. R signifies re-election under By-law 5a. ..."

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