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If you associate two things, you think of them as being connected in some way. People often associate Einstein with science, but he was also a man of peace. I associate Thailand with spicy food and beautiful beaches. If you associate with someone else, you spend time with them. Parents are often afraid of their children associating with the wrong group of friends.


An associate is somebody that you do business or work with. I have an associate who might be interested in your product. An associate member, professor, producer, etc. is one who is connected but at a lower level. She spent years as an associate professor before becoming a full professor in 1997.


(= relate, colligate, connect) make a logical or causal connection I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind colligate these facts I cannot relate these events at all a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor he had to consult his associate before continuing (= affiliate) keep company with; hang out with He associates with strange people She affiliates with her colleagues (= consociate) bring or come into association or action The churches consociated to fight their dissolution having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status an associate member an associate professor a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate (= associate degree) a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies (= companion, comrade) a friend who is frequently in the company of another drinking companions comrades in arms

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associate · verb

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Simple sentences

I have no intention of continuing to associate with scoundrels like you.
We often associate black with death.
Dr. Hellebrandt is an associate professor in that excellent university.
We associate Einstein with the theory of relativity.
We associate the name of Einstein with the theory of relativity.
No wonder we associate bats with dark places.
We associate Egypt with the Nile.
We tend to associate politicians with hypocrisy.
We always associate snow with skiing.
I'm a professor, or rather an associate professor, to be exact.
We associate the name of Darwin with the theory of evolution.
You should associate with people who you believe are trustworthy.
I don't associate with Mr Tanaka any more.
What do you associate with summer?
When I hear this song, I associate it with his name.
We associate Darwin's name with the theory of evolution.
What colour do you associate with your childhood?
It'd be better if you didn't associate with men like that.
In Western cultures we associate life after death with the heavens, while Polynesians believe that our life continues in the depths of the ocean.
He claims to have been a business associate of my father.
What do you associate this song with?

Movie subtitles

Uh, no. No, um, my associate Delia did that service.
I'm waiting for my associate.
This is my associate, Miss Rebecca James.
Dear Beudet, As arranged, I send you loge tickets for tonight, maybe you could bring your wife and your associate, Lebas.
I warned you, if you continued to associate with those men. everything would be over between us.
I don't know why I associate with you, Mr. Barnard or Mr. Chalmers Bryant or Mr. Embezzler, or whatever your name may be.
Mr. Kleep, of Kleep Champagnes, his lady friend, his associate and lady friend.
I can't help but associate with this tree. Yes?
He's my associate on this expedition.
An officer shouldn't associate with one who's been dishonorably dismissed.
I never seemed to associate it with you.
They're unlike the ladies you usually associate with.
So did his associate, General Karl Boetischer.
He's the kind of man no decent woman would associate with.
Yes, I know. Let me introduce you to my associate, Dr. Watson.
And this is my associate, Mr. Laurel.
It's bad enough to associate with these tourists onboard.
Dr. Tobel, this is my friend and associate and as you may observed my watchdog, Dr. Watson.
May I introduce my friend and associate, Dr. Watson? Hello.
Here's my associate, Dr. Jasper.
I'm merely his American associate.
This is Mr. Queen, an associate of mine.
This is my associate Doctor Watson.
How do you do? My associate Dr. Watson?
Within the next month, she will replace King Lee Jae Ha and carry out associate work.
Most of us associate heroism with bygone times or distant lands.
Well, then with whom do you usually associate?
Does your aunt allow you to associate with such riff-raff?
I've taken the liberty of asking my associate. to accompany you to your property and turn over the keys.
Mrs. Graham, may I present a business associate, Mr. Banat?
She isn't allowed to associate with enlisted men.
It's best not to associate with them. They're not respectable.
My associate, Monsieur Erique.
Uh. My associate, Jacquot.
Tell your story, Reggie, and Christine will associate.
Her father was a London business associate of mine.

News and current affairs

Foreign observers are prone to associate the Bing Dian incident with other recent crackdowns on China's mass media, and to conclude that Chinese journalism freedom is hopeless under the present autocratic regulation.
In fairness, no UN Secretary General has paid greater homage to the ideals of the human-rights movement, or attempted, at least rhetorically, to associate the UN with those ideals, than Kofi Annan.
This is why these countries associate the future of their democracies with ever-closer and more integrated cooperation with other European states.
Ultimately, the spiritual gloom and existential dread that we have come to associate with Eastern Europe are merely an extension of our own.
More than anything else, Palestinians must come to associate peace and diplomacy with improvement in their living conditions.
He taught at the University of Rochester from 1972 to 1974, before returning to the University of Chicago as Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business in 1974-75.
The terrorism that we have come to associate with Al Qaeda is special in many ways.
Ordinary people vaguely associate independence with truth, and partisanship with lies or at least with untrustworthiness.
Much experimental and statistical evidence shows that individuals trust and associate more with others of the same race.
Indeed, today's Russians have no nostalgia for the Yeltsin years, which they associate with confusion, humiliation, shame and weakness.
Unlike the Brazilian, he does not openly associate with mobsters.
To demonstrate that it is wrong to associate Islam with terrorism, the OIC might begin to compile statistics on the religious affiliations of those who engage in terrorism.
Poor voters may not associate the largesse with the Congress-led government in New Dehli, but rather with the state governments that actually hand out the goods.
Meanwhile, each government, with its own style and political discourse, seeks to associate the state with the benefits of a globalization that, for the past few years, has been showing its generosity.
Bin Laden often recites poetry to underscore a point and to associate himself with chivalrous and learned warriors who were willing to become martyrs for Islam's honor and glory.
One does not naturally associate China with the quest for compassion.
That is what happened in the 1970's, during the original wave of currency turmoil: the Scandinavians and the Swiss negotiated to associate themselves with a European currency regime.
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, a close associate of Erdogan in the AKP, pressed Turkey's application to join the European Union.
But, if we increasingly associate ourselves with the world at large, our loyalties will expand, too.
Members of evangelical churches associate their beliefs with the rugged individualism of the early pioneers.
With DPJ lawmakers almost equally split, Kan's victory is being attributed to the support of general and associate party members.
The succession to Lee was clear: after handing over the premiership in 1990 (at the surprisingly young age of 66) to a trusted associate, Goh Chok Tong, he groomed his eldest son, Brigadier-General Lee Hsien Loong, for the job.
The Egyptians, with a historical civilization second to none in terms of achievements in all walks of life, want desperately to associate with the Arabs, with whom they have no kinship other than colonization.

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