Associate As*so"ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Associated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Associating}.] [L. associatus, p. p. of associare; ad + sociare to join or unite, socius companion. See {Social}.] 1. To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise. [1913 Webster]

2. To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances. [1913 Webster]

3. To connect or place together in thought. [1913 Webster]

He succeeded in associating his name inseparably with some names which will last as long as our language. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. To accompany; to keep company with. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Friends should associate friends in grief and woe. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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