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associates

verb
present tense third-person singular of associate

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(Entry 1 of 2)

2 to think of (something) in combination
  • she still associates Memorial Day with her long-ago fiancé, who died in Vietnam

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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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5 to take part in social activities
  • you should try to associate with people your own age

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associates

noun
plural of 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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“Associates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/associates. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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