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 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|Caitlin Dickson|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They point to her credibility – lying on a 10-year-old asylum application and associating with the wrong people.
Who in thunder do you think that gang is youve been associating with?Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
"I am thinking of you," he reminded her, reverting to the impossibility of associating that thought with the other.The King of Arcadia|Francis Lynde
She was closely guarded, and evidently ran no risk of smirching her good name by associating with a troubadour student.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
I wish her all the benefit she may derive from associating with them.Nan Sherwood at Lakeview Hall|Annie Roe Carr
These changes archæologists are now agreed in associating with the introduction of iron.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland|Daniel Wilson
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.)).