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associate


associate

verb

Definition of ASSOCIATE

1
to come or be together as friends <a socially ambitious couple who joined the country club in order to associate with the right sort of people>
Synonyms chum, company, consociate, consort, fraternize, hang (around or out), hobnob, hook up, mess around, pal (around), run, sort, travel
Phrases be friends with, fall in with, keep company (with), rub elbows (with) or rub shoulders (with), take up with
2
to think of (something) in combination <she still associates Memorial Day with her long-ago fiancé, who died in Vietnam>
Related Words compare, equate, liken; group, join, lump (together), tie (together)
4
to form or enter into an association that furthers the interests of its members <nations deciding to associate in order to remove trade barriers>
Antonyms break up, disband
5
to take part in social activities <you should try to associate with people your own age>
Related Words carouse, party, revel; circulate
Near Antonyms avoid, eschew, shun; slight, snub

February 27, 2015
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