HyperDic: associate

English > 9 senses of the word associate:
VERBcognitionassociate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connectmake a logical or causal connection
socialassociate, consort, affiliate, assortkeep company with
socialassociate, consociatebring or come into association or action
NOUNperson associatea person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
person associate, companion, comrade, fellow, familiara friend who is frequently in the company of another
person associatea person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise
eventassociateany event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
communicationassociate, associate degreea degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
ADJECTIVEallassociatehaving partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
associate > pronunciation
Soundsahsow'shiyaht; ahsow'shiyey.t; ahsow'siyaht; ahsow'siyey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > associate: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving partial rights and privileges or subordinate status.
Examples
  • "an associate member"
  • "an associate professor"
Broadersubordinate, low-levelLower in rank or importance
Spanishasociado
Catalanassociat
English > associate: 9 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor.
Example"he had to consult his associate before continuing"
Member ofassociationA formal organization of people or groups of people
NarroweradjunctA person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
affiliateA subordinate or subsidiary associate
ally, friendAn associate who provides cooperation or assistance
bedfellowA temporary associate
collaborator, cooperator, partner, pardnerAn associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellowAn associate that one works with
colleague, confrere, fellowA person who is member of one's class or profession
member, fellow memberOne of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)
participant, playersomeone who takes part in an activity
shipmateAn associate on the same ship with you
teammate, mateA fellow member of a team
Broaderpeer, equal, match, compeerA person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Spanishasociado, socio
Catalanassociat
Verbsassociatebring or come into association or action
English > associate: 9 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA friend who is frequently in the company of another.
Synonymscompanion, comrade, fellow, familiar
Narrowerdate, escortA participant in a date
playmate, playfellowA companion at play
tovarich, tovarischA comrade (especially in Russian communism)
BroaderfriendA person you know well and regard with affection and trust
Spanishacompañante, amigo, camarada, compañera, compañero
Catalanacompanyant, camarada, companya, company
Verbsassociatekeep company with
English > associate: 9 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise.
Example"associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners"
Broadersubordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldierAn assistant subject to the authority or control of another
English > associate: 9 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAny event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another.
Example"first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
Broaderaccompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrenceAn event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
English > associate: 9 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies.
Synonymassociate degree
NarrowerAssociate in Applied Science, AASAn associate degree in applied science
Associate in Arts, AAAn associate degree in arts
Associate in Nursing, ANAn associate degree in nursing
Broaderacademic degree, degreeAn award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
Spanishdiplomatura
English > associate: 9 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningmake a logical or causal connection.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something; Somebody ----s something with something
Synonymstie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
NarrowercorrelateBring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation
free-associateassociate freely
identifyconceive of as united or associated
interrelateplace into a mutual relationship
rememberExercise, or have the power of, memory
think of, have in mind, meanIntend to refer to
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Oppositedecouple, dissociateregard as unconnected
Spanishasociar, comunicar, conectar, entroncar, ligar, relacionar, unir, vincular
Catalanassociar, comunicar, connectar, entroncar, relacionar, vincular
Adjectivesassociablecapable of being associated
associative, associatorycharacterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
Nounsassociationthe process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination / imagination
associationthe state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
English > associate: 9 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningkeep company with; hang out with.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He associates with strange people"
Synonymsconsort, affiliate, assort
NarrowerallyBecome an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
company, companion, accompany, keep companyBe a companion / companion / companion to somebody
go steady, go out, date, seedate regularly
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Spanishafiliar, relacionar
Catalanafiliar
Nounsassociatea friend who is frequently in the company of another
associationthe act of consorting with or joining with others
associationa formal organization of people or groups of people
English > associate: 9 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBring or come into association or action.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymconsociate
NarrowerwalkBe or act in association with
Broaderunite, unifyact in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Spanishasociarse
Catalanassociar-se, associar
Adjectivesassociablecapable of being associated
Nounsassociatea person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
associationthe act of consorting with or joining with others
associationa formal organization of people or groups of people
association(ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
associationa relation resulting from interaction or dependence
associationa social or business relationship

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