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Associated



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.
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 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.
allied; concomitant.
Contemporary Examples

For me, all the tangible things I had associated with Christmas were just that – things.
Jesus Made Me a Better Jew Benyamin Cohen December 23, 2008

The word “redistribution” is often associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal.
Spreading the Wealth Around Cass Sunstein October 28, 2008

New Haven Police Chief James Lewis told the associated Press.
Was Yale Murder Workplace Violence? John Connolly September 18, 2009

I associated the holiday with barbecues, a day off from school, and sleepy Sunday afternoon movies about submarines and Generals.
Memorial Day’s New Younger Generation Don Gomez May 28, 2011

The particular bacteria that happened to be helpful just happened to be associated with those three allergens.
More Germs, Less Asthma? Study Shows Babies Exposed to Bacteria and Dander at Less Risk Brandy Zadrozny June 5, 2014

Historical Examples

Her mother often talked to her about her name, and told her the story which was associated with it.
A Little Mother to the Others L. T. Meade

Inventions are associated with his name, not laws or new phenomena.
Heroes of the Telegraph J. Munro

This ancient town of the Sahranpr district is associated with a saint revered by Hinds and Muammadans.
The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

It is associated with armies and navies, and an unlimited police force.
The Hunted Outlaw Anonymous

With Moronobu must be associated Okumura Masanobu, a little later perhaps in date, whose work is also of considerable value.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2 Various

verb (usually foll by with) (əˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt; -sɪ-)
(transitive) to link or connect in the mind or imagination: to associate Christmas with fun
(intransitive) to keep company; mix socially: to associate with writers
(intransitive) to form or join an association, group, etc
(transitive; usually passive) to consider in conjunction; connect: rainfall is associated with humidity
(transitive) to bring (a person, esp oneself) into friendship, partnership, etc
(transitive; 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; concomitant: hope is an associate to happiness
a person having a subordinate position in or admitted to only partial membership of an institution, association, etc
adjective (prenominal) (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt; -sɪ-)
joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; having equal or nearly equal status: an associate director
having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status: an associate member
accompanying; concomitant
v.

mid-15c., from Latin associatus past participle of associare “join with,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + sociare “unite with,” from socius “companion” (see social (adj.)). Related: Associated; associating. Earlier form of the verb was associen (late 14c.), from Old French associier “associate (with).”
n.

1530s, from associate (adj.).
adj.

early 15c., “allied, connected, paired,” from Latin associatus, past participle of associare (see associate (v.)).

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