verb (used with object), as·so·ci·at·ed, as·so·ci·at·ing.
verb (used without object), as·so·ci·at·ed, as·so·ci·at·ing.
- associate degree,
- associate of arts,
- associate professor,
- associated movement
Origin of associate
Examples from the Web for associate
Surenos are told when to workout, who to associate with and how to distribute any funds they make from illegal activity.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She lived it — civil rights and other issues that you associate from the family.
She now serves as an Associate Professor at Colorado State University and has authored several books on autism and animal science.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA|Emily Shire|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I associate Ravel with your music from the beginning of your career.
David Fontana is Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School.
Thus we associate gardens and orchards with the perfect condition of mankind.Tablets|Amos Bronson Alcott
Since my first experience with railroad ties, I have continued to associate them with hunger.The River and I|John G. Neihardt
I preferred to associate with people whom I called 'nice people.'Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
He did me the honor to ask which of the young men among whom he was hesitating I should like for an associate.The Lily of the Valley|Honore de Balzac
For a Conservative member to associate himself with him was to be ostracised by the official Conservatives.
verb (əˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (usually foll by with)
noun (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-)
adjective (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (prenominal)
Word Origin for associate
mid-15c., from Latin associatus past participle of associare "join with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sociare "unite with," from socius "companion" (see social (adj.)). Related: Associated; associating. Earlier form of the verb was associen (late 14c.), from Old French associier "associate (with)."
1530s, from associate (adj.).
early 15c., "allied, connected, paired," from Latin associatus, past participle of associare (see associate (v.)).