1. [ verb ] bring into relation with
Synonyms: link connect relate link_up tie_in colligate
Related terms: dissociate think think_of identify correlate harmonize remember interrelate free-associate association connection association colligation linkage
2. [ verb ] make a logical or causal connection
Synonyms: relate link connect tie_in

"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"

Related terms: dissociate think relate think_of identify free-associate remember
3. [ noun ] a person who joins with others in some activity

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

Related terms: peer member colleague colleague collaborator teammate ally participant shipmate bedfellow affiliate adjunct association
4. [ verb ] keep company with; hang out with
Synonyms: consort assort affiliate

"He associates with strange people" "She affiliates with her colleagues"

Related terms: interact company go_steady ally association consort
5. [ verb ] bring or come into friendly association
Synonyms: consociate

"The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"

Related terms: unite walk association association affiliation
6. [ adjective ] having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status

"an associate member" "an associate professor"

Related terms: subordinate
7. [ noun ] a person who is frequently in the company of another
Synonyms: comrade companion fellow familiar

"drinking companions" "comrades in arms"

Related terms: friend date playmate tovarich consort
8. [ noun ] any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another

"first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"

Related terms: accompaniment
9. [ noun ] (education) a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
Synonyms: associate_degree
Related terms: academic_degree Associate_in_Nursing Associate_in_Applied_Science Associate_in_Arts
Similar spelling:   associated