[ verb uh-soh-shee-eyt, -see-; noun, adjective, uh-soh-shee-it, -eyt, -see- ]
/ verb əˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-; noun, adjective, əˈsoʊ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -si- /
verb (used with object), as·so·ci·at·ed, as·so·ci·at·ing.
to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: Many people associate dark clouds with depression and gloom.
to join as a companion, partner, or ally: to associate oneself with a cause.
to unite; combine: coal associated with shale.
verb (used without object), as·so·ci·at·ed, as·so·ci·at·ing.
to enter into union; unite.
to keep company, as a friend, companion, or ally: He was accused of associating with known criminals.
to join together as partners or colleagues.
a person who shares actively in anything as a business, enterprise, or undertaking; partner; colleague; fellow worker: He consulted with his associates before proceeding further.
a companion or comrade: my most intimate associates.
a confederate; an accomplice or ally: criminal associates.
anything usually accompanying or associated with another; an accompaniment or concomitant.
a person who is admitted to a subordinate degree of membership in an association or institution: an associate of the Royal Academy.
connected, joined, or related, especially as a companion or colleague; having equal or nearly equal responsibility: an associate partner.
having subordinate status; without full rights and privileges: an associate member.
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Origin of associate
synonym study for associate
7, 8. See acquaintance.
OTHER WORDS FROM associate
as·so·ci·ate·ship, nounnon·as·so·ci·at·ed, adjectivere·as·so·ci·ate, verb, re·as·so·ci·at·ed, re·as·so·ci·at·ing.su·per·as·so·ci·ate, noun
un·as·so·ci·at·ed, adjectivewell-as·so·ci·at·ed, adjective
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However, it is also possible that these were merely tracks of non-associated wolves that were also traveling through the area.
British Dictionary definitions for non-associated
verb (əˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (usually foll by with)
(tr) to link or connect in the mind or imaginationto associate Christmas with fun
(intr) to keep company; mix sociallyto associate with writers
(intr) to form or join an association, group, etc
(tr; usually passive) to consider in conjunction; connectrainfall is associated with humidity
(tr) to bring (a person, esp oneself) into friendship, partnership, etc
(tr; often passive) to express agreement or allow oneself to be connected (with)Bertrand Russell was associated with the peace movement
noun (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-)
a person joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; partner; colleague
a companion or friend
something that usually accompanies another thing; concomitanthope is an associate to happiness
a person having a subordinate position in or admitted to only partial membership of an institution, association, etc
adjective (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, -sɪ-) (prenominal)
joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; having equal or nearly equal statusan associate director
having partial rights and privileges or subordinate statusan associate member
Derived forms of associateassociable, 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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