English adjective: associate
|1.||associate having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status|
|Samples||An associate member.|
An associate professor.
English noun: associate
|1.||associate (person) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor|
|Samples||He had to consult his associate before continuing.|
|Broader (hypernym)||compeer, equal, match, peer|
|Narrower (hyponym)||adjunct, affiliate, ally, bedfellow, co-worker, collaborator, colleague, colleague, confrere, cooperator, fellow, fellow member, fellow worker, friend, mate, member, pardner, participant, partner, shipmate, teammate, workfellow|
|2.||associate (person) a friend who is frequently in the company of another|
Comrades in arms.
|Synonyms||companion, comrade, familiar, fellow|
|Narrower (hyponym)||date, escort, playfellow, playmate, tovarich, tovarisch|
|3.||associate (person) a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise|
|Samples||Associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners.|
|Broader (hypernym)||foot soldier, subordinate, subsidiary, underling|
|4.||associate (event) any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another|
|Samples||First was the lightning and then its thunderous associate.|
|Broader (hypernym)||accompaniment, attendant, co-occurrence, concomitant|
|5.||associate (communication) a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies|
|Broader (hypernym)||academic degree, degree|
|Narrower (hyponym)||AA, AAS, AN, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Nursing|
English verb: associate
|1.||associate (cognition) make a logical or causal connection|
|Samples||I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.|
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.
|Synonyms||colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody with something.|
Somebody ----s something with something
|Broader (hypernym)||cerebrate, cogitate, think|
|Narrower (hyponym)||correlate, free-associate, have in mind, identify, interrelate, mean, remember, think of|
|2.||associate (social) keep company with; hang out with|
|Samples||He associates with strange people.|
She affiliates with her colleagues.
|Synonyms||affiliate, assort, consort|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Narrower (hyponym)||accompany, ally, companion, company, date, go out, go steady, keep company, see|
|3.||associate (social) bring or come into association or action|
|Samples||The churches consociated to fight their dissolution.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||unify, unite|