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Associate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    associate adj : having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor" [syn: associate(a)] n
  1. a person who joins with others in some activity; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
  2. a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms" [syn: companion, comrade, fellow, familiar]
  3. any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
  4. a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies [syn: associate degree}] v
  5. 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" [syn: tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect] [ant: decouple]
  6. keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues" [syn: consort, affiliate, assort]
  7. bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution" [syn: consociate]
Associate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Associate \As*so"ci*ate\, v. i.
  1. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.
  2. To unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body. --E. Darwin.
Associate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Associate \As*so"ci*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Associated; p. pr. & vb. n. Associating.] [L. associatus, p. p. of associare; ad + sociare to join or unite, socius companion.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Associate'

  • Associate's degree: An associate's degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by community college s, junior college s, technical colleges, and ...
  • Associate: Associate may refer to: A business valuation concept. A title used by some companies instead of employee . of which they are an associate. ...

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* We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we ... remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular. - Edward R. Murrow

* When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke

* You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things the people with whom you associate and the books you read. - Charles Jones

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