to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.:
many people -ssociate dark clouds with depression and gloom.
to join as a companion, partner, or ally:
to -ssociate oneself with a cause.
to unite; combine:
coal -ssociated with shale.
to enter into union; unite.
to keep company, as a friend, companion, or ally:
he was accused of -ssociating 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 -ssociates before proceeding further.
a companion or comrade:
my most intimate -ssociates.
a confederate; an accomplice or ally:
criminal -ssociates.
anything usually accompanying or -ssociated with another; an accompaniment or concomitant.
a person who is admitted to a subordinate degree of membership in an or inst-tution:
an -ssociate of the royal academy.
connected, joined, or related, especially as a companion or colleague; having equal or nearly equal responsibility:
an -ssociate partner.
having subordinate status; without full rights and privileges:
an -ssociate member.
allied; concomitant.
contemporary examples

they point to her credibility – lying on a 10-year-old asylum application and -ssociating with the wrong people.
a bleak day for rape victims cheryl thomas august 22, 2011

he receives the occasional visitor, but many of his family and friends fear that -ssociating with him could be dangerous.
this church is reviving the sanctuary movement to shelter undoc-mented immigrants from deportation caitlin d-ckson june 10, 2014

he reportedly has been -ssociating with a high-ranking member of the yamaguchi-gumi who is also on the us black list.
the yakuza olympics jake adelstein february 6, 2014

after all, pepsi became a world-leading brand not on its actual virtues, but by -ssociating it with a better, happier life.
who is fazlullah? the pakistani mullah who targeted malala michael daly november 8, 2013

historical examples

afterwards, -ssociating herself with another young lady, to whom she was tenderly attached, she succeeded better.
brave men and women o.e. fuller

-ssociating with the professor improves any man’s vocabulary, in spite of themselves.
see? edward g. robles

they do not separate the man from his work, but insist on -ssociating him with it.
the love affairs of lord byron francis henry gribble

it could be shown that he had been -ssociating with those who had engaged in the plot.
john deane of nottingham w.h.g. kingston

she was -ssociating this tragedy with herself—as part of her life, her fate.
the golden woman ridgwell cullum

his daughters might amuse the children, but as to -ssociating with mrs. caldwell, that was absurd!
the beth book sarah grand

verb (usually foll by with) (əˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt; -sɪ-)
(transitive) to link or connect in the mind or imagination: to -ssociate christmas with fun
(intransitive) to keep company; mix socially: to -ssociate with writers
(intransitive) to form or join an -ssociation, group, etc
(transitive; usually p-ssive) to consider in conjunction; connect: rainfall is -ssociated with humidity
(transitive) to bring (a person, esp oneself) into friendship, partnership, etc
(transitive; often p-ssive) to express agreement or allow oneself to be connected (with): bertrand russell was -ssociated 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 -ssociate to happiness
a person having a subordinate position in or admitted to only partial membership of an inst-tution, -ssociation, etc
adjective (prenominal) (əˈsəʊʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt; -sɪ-)
joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; having equal or nearly equal status: an -ssociate director
having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status: an -ssociate member
accompanying; concomitant

mid-15c., from latin -ssociatus past participle of -ssociare “join with,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + sociare “unite with,” from socius “companion” (see social (adj.)). related: -ssociated; -ssociating. earlier form of the verb was -ssocien (late 14c.), from old french -ssociier “-ssociate (with).”

1530s, from -ssociate (adj.).

early 15c., “allied, connected, paired,” from latin -ssociatus, past participle of -ssociare (see -ssociate (v.)).

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