a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
"he had to consult his associate before continuing"
companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate(noun)
a friend who is frequently in the company of another
"drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
brother, dude, boyfriend, feller, mate, lad, bloke, associate degree, beau, young man, blighter, familiar, gent, confrere, colleague, swain, cuss, fella, fellow traveller, familiar spirit, chap, comrade, fellow, buster, companion, fellow traveler
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"
any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
"first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
associate degree, associate(adj)
a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
"an associate member"; "an associate professor"
associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect(verb)
make a logical or causal connection
"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
plug in, assort, connect, unite, consociate, touch, get in touch, consort, have-to doe with, subsume, tie, link up, touch on, affiliate, bear on, join, come to, relate, link, colligate, yoke, interrelate, pertain, refer, tie in, touch base, concern, plug into
consort, associate, affiliate, assort(verb)
keep company with; hang out with
"He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
assort, harmonize, run, consociate, accord, classify, consort, connect, fit in, link up, agree, affiliate, sort out, concord, relate, link, colligate, class, sort, separate, tie in, harmonise
bring or come into association or action
"The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
An associate's degree.
He is an associate editor.
Having partial status or privileges.
He is an associate member of the club.
Following or accompanying; concomitant.
To connect or join together; combine.
To connect in the mind or imagination
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An associate as used officially implies a chief, leader, or principal, to whom the associate is not fully equal in rank. Associate is popularly used of mere friendly relations, but oftener implies some work, enterprise, or pursuit in which the associated persons unite. We rarely speak of associates in crime or wrong, using confederates or accomplices instead. Companion gives itself with equal readiness to the good or evil sense, as also does comrade. One may be a companion in travel who would not readily become an associate at home. A lady advertises for a companion; she would not advertise for an associate. Peer implies equality rather than companionship; as, a jury of his peers. Comrade expresses more fellowship and good feeling than companion. Fellow has almost gone out of use in this connection, except in an inferior or patronizing sense. Consort is a word of equality and dignity, as applied especially to the marriage relation. Compare ACCESSORY; ACQUAINTANCE; FRIENDSHIP.
These were the associates of the leader in the enterprise.
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How to use associate in a sentence?
Genuine success is never meant to come to you or to anyone else on a platter of gold or silver. Yes! you ought to either create it yourself, work it out yourself, go for it proactively, courageously and unyieldingly or you associate with those who are already successful and who are willing to act as catalysts towards the actualization or realization of your own prospective genuine success. -Emeasoba George
There's this really sort of polarised climate that we're living in right now, it's not hard for me to wear my politics, it shows up in the work that I do and the people I associate myself with and the conversations that I have with individual journalists, day in and day out. I like that interaction. I'm so lucky to have it.
I didn't set out to help them, i felt this was an enormous opportunity to associate 70-year-old men with their 50-year-old photographs that shows them at 18 and hear how this time in Vietnam has affected their lives. I do believe many of these men, the time they spent together, the time talking about their experience –- it's closure.
Going from a less equatorial altitude to a much more equatorial altitude quickly over a couple days doesn’t allow your body to habituate to the stress and that’s the kind of quick, abrupt shift we associate more with melanoma than with other skin cancer.
If I was getting angsty about being recognized as Potter, or being associated with Potter I think I would waste a ton of energy like worrying about that. People are always going to associate me with it and I'm very happy about that.
Translations for associate
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- другар, партньор, общувам, коле́га, съединявам се, свързвам се, присъединявам се, партньо́р, член-кореспондентBulgarian
- associat, associarCatalan, Valencian
- asociado, asociar, relacionarSpanish
- seuralainen, assosioida, kollega, kumppani, ystävystyä, ulkojäsen, liittää, järjestäytyä, partneri, olla jonkun kanssa, yhdistää, työtoveri, varajäsen, apulais-, vara-, ulko-, viettää aikaa, liittoutua, kaveri, liittyä, yhdistyä, liikekumppani, seurustella, toveri, lisä-Finnish
- ընկերակցիլ, շփվել, միավորվելArmenian
- 連想, 仲間, 同僚, 準, 付き合う, 結合, [[提携]][[者]], [[準]][[会員]], 交際, 会友, 提携, 副Japanese
- 연합하다, 패, 교제하다, 준, 연상, [[제휴]][[자]], 연합, 연상하다, 조합원, 제휴하다, 친구, 상기, 준회원, 참가, 동료, 결합, 한패Korean
- uru, whakahoaMāori
- associëren, omgaanDutch
- kolega, współpracownik, wspólnikPolish
- collavuratur, collavuraturaRomansh
- coleg, asociat, partener, tovarăș, camaradRomanian
- колле́га, партнёр, напа́рник, присоединяться, напа́рница, компаньо́н, партнёрша, соединяться, член-корреспонде́нт, связанный, това́рищRussian
- förknippa, associeraSwedish
- ایسوسی ایٹUrdu
- liên kếtVietnamese
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