associate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Verb: (these pronunciations can also apply to the noun and adjective)
  • Noun and adjective:

Adjective[edit]

associate (not comparable)

  1. Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.
    He is an associate editor.
  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
    (Can we find and add a quotation of E. Darwin to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

associate (plural associates)

  1. A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
  2. A companion; a comrade.
  3. One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
  4. A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.

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Verb[edit]

associate (third-person singular simple present associates, present participle associating, simple 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.
  3. (transitive) To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
  4. (transitive) To connect or join together; combine.
    particles of gold associated with other substances
  5. (transitive) To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Keats
      I always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn.
    • Macaulay
      He succeeded in associating his name inseparably with some names which will last as long as our language.
    • 2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance”, American Scientist: 
      Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident.
  6. (reflexive, in deliberative bodies) To endorse.
    • 1999 August 4-5, Congress, Congressional Record, volume 145, page 19343: 
      Mr. President, I rise to associate myself with the remarks of my senior Senator from Louisiana who has led this fight successfully for many years
  7. (transitive, obsolete) To accompany; to keep company with.
    • Shakespeare
      Friends should associate friends in grief and woe.

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References[edit]

  • associate” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

associate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of associare
  2. second-person plural imperative of associare
  3. second-person plural present subjunctive of associare
  4. feminine plural of associato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

associāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of associō