associate

Word of the Day

associate

Pronunciation
associate
/əˈsəʊʃɪeɪt/ /əˈsəʊsɪeɪt/
verb
[with object]often associate someone/something with
1 Connect (someone or something) with something else in one’s mind.
1.1 Connect (something) with something else because they occur together or one produces the other.
1.2 be associated withBe involved with.
1.3 associate oneself with Allow oneself to be connected with or seen to be supportive of.
1.4 no object Meet or have dealings with someone regarded with disapproval.
Pronunciation
associate
/əˈsəʊʃɪət/ /əˈsəʊsɪət/
noun
1 A partner or companion in business or at work.
2 A person with limited or subordinate membership of an organization.
3 Psychology
A concept connected with another.
adjective
attributive
1 Connected with an organization or business.
1.1 Having shared function or membership but with a lesser status.

Origin
Late Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘join with in a common purpose’; as an adjective in the sense ‘allied’): from Latin associat- ‘joined’, from the verb associare, from ad- ‘to’ + socius ‘sharing, allied’.

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