1. A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
  2. A companion; a comrade.
  3. One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
  4. A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.


  1. To join in or form a league, union, or association.
  2. To spend time socially; keep company.
  3. To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
  4. To connect or join together; combine.
    particles of gold associated with other substances
  5. To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.
  6. To endorse.
  7. To accompany; to keep company with.


  1. Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.
    He is an associate editor.
  2. Having partial status or privileges.
    He is an associate member of the club.
  3. Following or accompanying; concomitant.
  4. Connected by habit or sympathy.
    associate motions: those that occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions

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