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associate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of associate

  1. 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 Synonyms of associate cohort, companion, compatriot, compeer, comrade, crony, fellow, hobnobber, mate, running mate Words Related to associate colleague, coworker, equal, peer, workmate; accomplice, affiliate, ally, collaborator, confederate, half, partner; buddy, chum, confidant, familiar, friend, hearty, intimate, pal; countryman; classmate, housemate, messmate, playfellow, playmate, roommate, schoolmate, shipmate, teammate; attendant, escort; hanger-on, leech, parasite

  2. 2 a fellow worker my associates at the office Synonyms of associate colleague, confrere (also confrère), coworkerWords Related to associate equal, fellow, peer; accomplice, ally, cohort, collaborator, confederate, copartner, half, partner; buddy, chum, companion, comrade, crony, pal; compatriot, countryman


associate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of associate

  1. 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 of associate chum, company, consociate, consort, fraternize, hang (around or out), hobnob, hook up, mess around, pal (around), run, sort, travel Words Related to associate affiliate, ally, attach, band, bond, club, collaborate, collude, confederate, conjoin, connect, cooperate, couple, gang, get along, get on, group, interrelate, join, knot, league, link, mingle, mix, rally, relate, side, socialize, team, tie, wed; befriend, friend Phrases be friends with, fall in with, keep company (with), rub elbows (with) or rub shoulders (with), take up with Near Antonyms of associate avoid, cold-shoulder, shun, snub; alienate, estrange; break up, disband, disperse, split (up); disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divorce, sever, split, sunder

  2. 2 to think of (something) in combination she still associates Memorial Day with her long-ago fiancé, who died in Vietnam Synonyms of associate connect, correlate, identify, link, relate Words Related to associate compare, equate, liken; group, join, lump (together), tie (together) Near Antonyms of associate contrast, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, separate, set off

  3. 3 to come together to form a single unit the elements hydrogen and oxygen associate to form molecules of water Synonyms of associate unite, coalesce, combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, fuse, interfuse, join, link (up), marry, unifyWords Related to associate mate, yoke; ally, confederate, league; chain, compound, hitch, hook, splice; assemble, cluster, congregate, constellate, convene, gather, meet; recombine, reconnect, rejoin, reunify, reuniteNear Antonyms of associate detach, disaffiliate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, fractionate, isolate, resolve, uncouple, unyoke; disband, disperse, scatterAntonyms of associate break up, dissever, part, section, separate, sever, split, sunder, unlink

  4. 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 Synonyms of associate ally, band (together), club, coalesce, cohere, confederate, conjoin, cooperate, federate, league, uniteWords Related to associate cabal, collaborate, gang up, hang together, team (up); incorporate, organize, unionize; affiliate; amalgamate, combine, conglomerate, consolidate, converge, group, join, merge; knot, link, tie, wedNear Antonyms of associate detach, disengage, dissolve, disunite, divorce, part, segregate, separate, sever, split, sunder; alienate, estrange, fall outAntonyms of associate break up, disband

  5. 5 to take part in social activities you should try to associate with people your own age Synonyms of associate socialize, fraternize, go out, hobnob, mingle, mix, step outWords Related to associate carouse, party, revel; circulateNear Antonyms of associate avoid, eschew, shun; slight, snub

Synonym Discussion of associate

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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