Definition and Meanings for associates

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Part of Speech of associates

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, adjective, noun

Etymology of associates

l. associatus, p. p. of associare; ad + sociare to join or unite, socius companion. see social l. associatus, p. p

Meaning of associates

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.
  • to join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances.
  • to connect or place together in thought.
  • to accompany; to keep company with.

as intransitive verb

  • to unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.
  • to unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body.

as adjective

  • closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.
  • admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member.
  • connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions.

as noun

  • a companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.
  • a partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.
  • one connected with an association or institution without the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an associate of the royal academy.
  • anything closely or usually connected with another; an concomitant.
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