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.
Origin of associate
Synonyms for associate
Antonyms for associate
Examples from the Web for associating
Contemporary Examples of associating
He receives the occasional visitor, but many of his family and friends fear that associating with him could be dangerous.This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation
June 11, 2014
He reportedly has been associating with a high-ranking member of the Yamaguchi-gumi who is also on the US black list.The Yakuza Olympics
February 7, 2014
After all, Pepsi became a world-leading brand not on its actual virtues, but by associating it with a better, happier life.Who Is Fazlullah? The Pakistani Mullah Who Targeted Malala
November 9, 2013
They point to her credibility – lying on a 10-year-old asylum application and associating with the wrong people.A Bleak Day for Rape Victims
August 23, 2011
Historical Examples of associating
No; I do not approve of your idea of associating with that young Mohammedan editor.The Book of Khalid
She was associating this tragedy with herself—as part of her life, her fate.The Golden Woman
Associating with the Professor improves any man's vocabulary, in spite of themselves.See?
Edward G. Robles
To derive any benefit from associating with these people, I must at least seem to live like them.Lord Kilgobbin
To her the idea of associating with a wild, and unruly character like this was insupportable.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
verb (əˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (usually foll by with)
noun (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-)
adjective (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (prenominal)
Word Origin for associate
1530s, from associate (adj.).
early 15c., "allied, connected, paired," from Latin associatus, past participle of associare (see associate (v.)).