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ASSO'CIATE, verb transitive assoshate. [Latin associo, of ad and socio, to join.]

1. To join in company, as a friend, companion, partner or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.

It conveys the idea of intimate union.

2. To unite in the same mass; as, particles of matte associated with other substances.

ASSO'CIATE, verb intransitive

1. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate

2. To unite in action, or be affected by the action of a different part of the body.

ASSO'CIATE, adjective

1. Joined in interest or purpose; confederate.

2. Joined in employment or office; as an associate judge.


1. A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.

2. A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.

3. A companion in a criminal transaction; an accomplice.