[verb uh-soh-shee-eyt, -see-; noun, adjective, uh-soh-shee-it, -eyt, -see-] /verb əˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-; noun, adjective, əˈsoʊ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -si-/
verb (used with object), associated, associating.
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.
verb (used without object), associated, associating.
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:
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.
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
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).”
1530s, from associate (adj.).
early 15c., “allied, connected, paired,” from Latin associatus, past participle of associare (see associate (v.)).
[uh-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-] /əˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-/ noun 1. an organization of people with a common purpose and having a formal structure. 2. the act of or state of being . 3. friendship; companionship: Their close association did not last long. 4. connection or combination. 5. the connection or relation of ideas, feelings, sensations, etc.; […]
[uh-sawrt] /əˈsɔrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify; sort. 2. to furnish with a suitable or variety of goods; make up of articles likely to suit a demand. 3. Archaic. to group with others of the same or similar kind; connect or identify as of […]
[uh-sawrt-muh nt] /əˈsɔrt mənt/ noun 1. the act of ; distribution; classification. 2. a collection of various kinds of things; a mixed collection. /ˌriːəˈsɔːtmənt/ noun 1. the formation of a hybrid virus containing parts from the genomes of two distinct viruses in a mixed infection /əˈsɔːtmənt/ noun 1. a collection or group of various things […]
[uh-soom] /əˈsum/ verb (used with object), assumed, assuming. 1. to take for granted or without proof: to assume that everyone wants peace. Synonyms: suppose, presuppose; postulate, posit. 2. to take upon oneself; undertake: to assume an obligation. 3. to take over the duties or responsibilities of: to assume the office of treasurer. 4. to take […]