|1.||[ verb ] bring into relation with|
|Synonyms:||link connect relate link_up tie_in colligate|
|Related terms:||dissociate think think_of identify correlate harmonize remember interrelate free-associate association connection association colligation linkage|
|2.||[ verb ] make a logical or causal connection|
|Synonyms:||relate link connect tie_in|
"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"
|Related terms:||dissociate think relate think_of identify free-associate remember|
|3.||[ noun ] a person who joins with others in some activity|
"he had to consult his associate before continuing"
|Related terms:||peer member colleague colleague collaborator teammate ally participant shipmate bedfellow affiliate adjunct association|
|4.||[ verb ] keep company with; hang out with|
|Synonyms:||consort assort affiliate|
"He associates with strange people" "She affiliates with her colleagues"
|Related terms:||interact company go_steady ally association consort|
|5.||[ verb ] bring or come into friendly association|
"The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
|Related terms:||unite walk association association affiliation|
|6.||[ adjective ] having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status|
"an associate member" "an associate professor"
|7.||[ noun ] a person who is frequently in the company of another|
|Synonyms:||comrade companion fellow familiar|
"drinking companions" "comrades in arms"
|Related terms:||friend date playmate tovarich consort|
|8.||[ noun ] any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another|
"first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
|9.||[ noun ] (education) a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies|
|Related terms:||academic_degree Associate_in_Nursing Associate_in_Applied_Science Associate_in_Arts|