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Origin of associate

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin associātus “joined to, united with” (past participle of associāre ), equivalent to as- as- + soci- (see social) + -ātus -ate1; compare Anglo-French associer (verb), associé (noun)

synonym study for associate

7, 8. See acquaintance.

OTHER WORDS FROM associate

as·so·ci·ate·ship, nounre·as·so·ci·ate, verb, re·as·so·ci·at·ed, re·as·so·ci·at·ing.su·per·as·so·ci·ate, noun
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How to use associate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for associate

associate

verb (əˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (usually foll by with)
noun (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-)
adjective (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (prenominal)

Derived forms of associate

associable, adjectiveassociator, nounassociatory, adjectiveassociateship, noun

Word Origin for associate

C14: from Latin associāre to ally with, from sociāre to join, from socius an ally
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