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Definition 1: a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for associate in the sense of this definition

(associate is a kind of ...) an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study

"he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"

(... is a kind of associate ) an associate degree in arts

(... is a kind of associate ) an associate degree in applied science

(... is a kind of associate ) an associate degree in nursing

Definition 2: any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another - [noun denoting event]

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate

(associate is a kind of ...) an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

Definition 3: a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor - [noun denoting person]

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had to consult his associate before continuing

(associate is a kind of ...) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

(... is a kind of associate ) a fellow member of a team

"it was his first start against his former teammates"

(... is a kind of associate ) an associate on the same ship with you

(... is a kind of associate ) someone who takes part in an activity

"he was a major player in setting up the corporation"

(... is a kind of associate ) one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)

"only members will be admitted" "a member of the faculty" "she was introduced to all the members of his family"

(... is a kind of associate ) an associate that one works with

(... is a kind of associate ) a person who is member of one's class or profession

"the surgeon consulted his colleagues" "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"

(... is a kind of associate ) an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest

"the musician and the librettist were collaborators" "sexual partners"

(... is a kind of associate ) a temporary associate

"politics makes strange bedfellows"

(... is a kind of associate ) an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

"he's a good ally in fight"

(... is a kind of associate ) a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization

(... is a kind of associate ) a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another

(... is a member of associate) a formal organization of people or groups of people

"he joined the Modern Language Association"

Definition 4: a friend who is frequently in the company of another - [noun denoting person]

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drinking companions
  • comrades in arms

Synonyms for associate in the sense of this definition

(associate is a kind of ...) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

"he was my best friend at the university"

(... is a kind of associate ) a participant in a date

"his date never stopped talking"

(... is a kind of associate ) a companion at play

(... is a kind of associate ) a comrade (especially in Russian communism)

Definition 5: a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise - [noun denoting person]

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • associates in the law firm bill at a lower rate than do partners

(associate is a kind of ...) an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Definition 6: make a logical or causal connection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
  • colligate these facts
  • I cannot relate these events at all

Synonyms for associate in the sense of this definition

(associate is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of associate ) exercise, or have the power of, memory

"After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember" "some remember better than others"

(... is a kind of associate ) place into a mutual relationship

"I cannot interrelate these two events"

(... is a kind of associate ) bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation

"I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"

(... is a kind of associate ) conceive of as united or associated

"Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"

(... is a kind of associate ) associate freely

"Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"

(... is a kind of associate ) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The churches consociated to fight their dissolution

Synonyms for associate in the sense of this definition

(associate is a kind of ...) act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

(... is a kind of associate ) be or act in association with

"We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters" "Walk with God"

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He associates with strange people
  • She affiliates with her colleagues

Synonyms for associate in the sense of this definition

(associate is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of associate ) become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage

"He allied himself with the Communists"

(... is a kind of associate ) date regularly; have a steady relationship with

"Did you know that she is seeing an older man?" "He is dating his former wife again!"

(... is a kind of associate ) be a companion to somebody

Definition 9: having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where associate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an associate member
  • an associate professor

(associate is similar to ...) lower in rank or importance

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