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Origin of associate

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English, from Latin associ膩tus 鈥渏oined to, united with鈥 (past participle of associ膩re ), equivalent to as- as- + soci- (see social) + -膩tus -ate1; compare Anglo-French associer (verb), associ茅 (noun)

synonym study for associate

7, 8. See acquaintance.

OTHER WORDS FROM associate

as路so路ci路ate路ship, nounre路as路so路ci路ate, verb, re路as路so路ci路at路ed, re路as路so路ci路at路ing.su路per路as路so路ci路ate, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for associate

associate

verb (蓹藞s蓹蕣蕛瑟藢e瑟t, -s瑟-) (usually foll by with)
noun (蓹藞s蓹蕣蕛瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t, -s瑟-)
adjective (蓹藞s蓹蕣蕛瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t, -s瑟-) (prenominal)

Derived forms of associate

associable, adjectiveassociator, nounassociatory, adjectiveassociateship, noun

Word Origin for associate

C14: from Latin associ膩re to ally with, from soci膩re to join, from socius an ally
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