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associate

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1 a person frequently seen in the company of another
  • A number of his associates were members of organized crime, so he was a person of interest to the FBI.
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2 a fellow worker
  • my associates at the office
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associate

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1 to come or be together as friends
  • a couple who joined the nature club in order to associate with like-minded people
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be friends with, fall in with, keep company (with), rub elbows (with) or rub shoulders (with) , take up with

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2 to think of (something) in combination
  • She still associates that place with the carefree days of her youth.
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3 to come together to form a single unit
  • The elements hydrogen and oxygen associate to form molecules of water.
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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
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close ranks, pull together

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5 to take part in social activities
  • You should try to associate with people your own age.
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rub elbows (or rub shoulders)

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join, combine, unite, connect, link, associate, relate mean to bring or come together into some manner of union. join implies a bringing into contact or conjunction of any degree of closeness.
    • joined forces in an effort to win
combine implies some merging or mingling with corresponding loss of identity of each unit.
    • combined jazz and rock to create a new music
unite implies somewhat greater loss of separate identity.
    • the colonies united to form a republic
connect suggests a loose or external attachment with little or no loss of identity.
    • a mutual defense treaty connected the two nations
link may imply strong connection or inseparability of elements still retaining identity.
    • a name forever linked with liberty
associate stresses the mere fact of frequent occurrence or existence together in space or in logical relation.
    • opera is popularly associated with high society
relate suggests the existence of a real or presumed logical connection.
    • related what he observed to what he already knew


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