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Verb: associate  u'sow-shee-ut or u'sow-see-ut
  1. Make a logical or causal connection
    "I cannot associate these events at all";
    - tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
     
  2. Keep company with; hang out with
    "He associates with strange people";
    - consort, affiliate, assort
     
  3. Bring or come into association or action
    - consociate
Noun: associate  u'sow-shee-ut or u'sow-see-ut
  1. A person who joins with others in some activity or endeavour
    "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
     
  2. A friend who is frequently in the company of another
    "drinking associates";
    - companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, yokefellow [N. Amer]
     
  3. 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"
     
  4. Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
    "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
     
  5. A degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
    - associate degree
Adjective: associate  u'sow-shee-ut or u'sow-see-ut
  1. Having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
    "an associate member"; "an associate professor"
     
  2. Joined with another or others, having equal or nearly equal status

Derived forms: associates, associating, associated

See also: low-level, subordinate, subsidiary

Type of: academic degree, accompaniment, attendant, cerebrate, cogitate, compeer, concomitant, co-occurrence, degree, equal, foot soldier, friend, interact, match, peer, subordinate, subsidiary, think, underling, understrapper, unify, unite

Antonym: dissociate

Part of: association

Encyclopedia: Associate