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English adjective: associate

1. associate having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status


SamplesAn associate member.
An associate professor.


Similarlow-level, subordinate


Antonymsdominant


English noun: associate

1. associate (person) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor


SamplesHe 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


Member meronymassociation

2. associate (person) a friend who is frequently in the company of another


SamplesDrinking companions.
Comrades in arms.


Synonymscompanion, comrade, familiar, fellow


Broader (hypernym)friend


Narrower (hyponym)date, escort, playfellow, playmate, tovarich, tovarisch

3. associate (person) a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise


SamplesAssociates 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


SamplesFirst 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


Synonymsassociate degree


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


SamplesI cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind.
Colligate these facts.
I cannot relate these events at all.


Synonymscolligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in


Pattern of useSomebody ----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


Antonymsdecouple, dissociate

2. associate (social) keep company with; hang out with


SamplesHe associates with strange people.
She affiliates with her colleagues.


Synonymsaffiliate, assort, consort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interact


Narrower (hyponym)accompany, ally, companion, company, date, go out, go steady, keep company, see

3. associate (social) bring or come into association or action


SamplesThe churches consociated to fight their dissolution.


Synonymsconsociate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)unify, unite


Narrower (hyponym)walk









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