Adjective "associate" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Connect (someone or something) with something else in one's mind.
  1. 'Milk is inescapably associated with new life, emerging from the body of a mother animal for the purpose of nourishing her own newborn young.'
  2. 'She turned the phrase over in her mind, trying to associate this broken city with the word ‘home’.'
  3. 'Political and social cohesion were strongly associated with past economic success, and in a weak global economy most didn't want to rock the boat.'
  4. 'While judges may have associated severe sentences with deterrence, the connection was not necessarily valid.'
  5. 'Since the Romantics, the life of the mind has been associated with solitude, anguish and inner division.'
  6. 'She's also getting the hang of associating signs with people.'
  7. 'Ever since my forced childhood stint in Sunday school, I had associated the Gospels with stories about ancient men in dusty tunics.'
  8. '‘People always associate inner cities with social problems, but there are a lot of good things about these areas,’ he said.'
  9. 'These meetings had come to occupy a part of Kara's mind that associated them with dentists and GP appointments.'
  10. 'This kind of system associates capitalistic criteria with social criteria, which will be in conflict.'
  11. 'the environmental problems associated with nuclear waste'
  12. 'Deficits in lung function are associated with other short- and long-term effects.'
  13. 'After all, the condition is often associated with other problems such as congenital heart disease and increased risk of certain leukemias.'
  14. 'Thiamine status was not associated with any other clinical variables.'
  15. 'However, repeated messages about smoking cessation over long periods of time are associated with greater success.'
  16. 'Other conditions are also associated with high levels of CRH and cortisol.'
  17. 'Higher religiosity, more psychological health risk and higher scores on pro-drug social norms were associated with more frequent hard drug use.'
  18. 'When dwarf faunas are found in the fossil record, they are invariably associated with times of environmental stress.'
  19. 'In addition to being associated with lifestyle choices, cancer is also associated with unsafe working and living conditions.'
  20. 'A number of medical conditions are commonly associated with Down's syndrome.'
  21. 'Outcomes, qualities, behaviors and numerous other characteristics are commonly associated with success.'
  22. 'The pub has been associated with the regatta for many years, and became involved in organising it after it was cancelled a couple of years ago.'
  23. 'We thank everyone who was associated with this walk for their support.'
  24. 'And so being associated with that, being able to help shape that, was important to me.'
  25. 'It was very well supported and sincere thanks to all who were associated with the day.'
  26. 'The party is not associated with concern for the environment or for the developing world.'
  27. 'Long ago I dated a woman who said she didn't think much of the people I chose to associate myself with.'
  28. 'He has a few select friends to associate himself with, but isn't willing to let new people into his life.'
  29. 'So, a word of caution: when making use of this term, recognise what trajectories you are associating yourself with and why.'
  30. 'Human beings are attracted to things they can associate themselves with.'
  31. 'I can have fun entering a world I wouldn't normally associate myself with, doing things I wouldn't normally do, with people I've never met before.'
  32. 'I always associate myself with only those products that I believe have quality.'
  33. 'At the time, associating oneself with these radical ways of thinking was tantamount to career suicide, and since I was committed to the ideas and their potential, I moved away from archaeology.'
  34. 'I can see why people don't want to identify with us if this is who they have to associate themselves with.'
  35. 'Beware who you associate yourself with, and watch out.'
  36. 'Besides, he wasn't really the type of person that I liked to associate myself with, to be blunt.'
  37. 'he began to associate with the Mafia'
  38. 'They can be served on people (usually young people) to restrict them from going to a certain place, associating with particular people, or even dressing in a certain way.'
  39. 'Scarlett should not be associating with such a punk as he.'
  40. 'He was also forbidden from associating with certain named individuals.'
  41. 'I shouldn't have even wasted my time associating with you kind of people.'
  42. 'He began associating with gangs, using drugs and verbally harassing and stalking young women.'
  43. 'In the past he has been warned by police that he was associating with dangerous criminals, and even now police have their concerns.'
  44. 'Thus he flouted the social hierarchies of his time by eating and associating with outcasts.'
  45. 'If a person wanted to stumble headfirst down the social ladder at my school, associating with freshman was a great way to do it.'
  46. 'All three were banned from associating with a number of named individuals in the Smallbridge area.'
  47. 'This is not the sort of regime we should be associating with, even on the sports field.'


A partner or companion in business or at work.
  1. '‘The people that we work with, they're not business associates, they're family,’ he explains.'
  2. 'I got your name and contacts from a business associate of mine who recommends you as a trustworthy person.'
  3. 'No one likes to disagree with a family member, a close friend, or a business associate.'
  4. 'The donation is from the proceeds of a raffle of Christmas gifts which the company had received from its suppliers and other business associates.'
  5. 'Their neighbors, co-workers, business associates, etc., should know.'
  6. 'Just be sure not to use terms that colleagues or business associates might use in their subject lines.'
  7. 'He teams with the other partners, associate partners, and associates to come up with overall concepts, and reviews jobs periodically throughout the design process.'
  8. 'The latter date also applies to contracts between covered entities and their business partners that fall within HIPAA's definition of a business associate.'
  9. 'Early this afternoon, my business associates were on the way to an appointment at a primary school when they encountered something quite horrible.'
  10. 'They don't just put on a dinner jacket, stand up in front of a table of business associates, golf cronies, glittery wives and other people they want to impress and wave their chequebook about.'
A person with limited or subordinate membership of an organization.
  1. 'The police say there are now 700 White Fence members and associates.'
  2. 'That case arose because there were convictions as a result of a brawl in a pub in Christchurch, and it involved gang members and their associates.'
  3. 'The associate's term of membership always expires with the term of the full member, so please remember to coordinate your renewals accordingly.'
  4. 'Subsequent investigation turned up 22 members and associates of white supremacist organizations in the division's ranks.'
  5. 'Charges were filed against 21 other members and associates of the Winter Hill Gang in the 1979 race-fixing case.'
  6. 'More than 60 members or associates of AIM were killed on Pine Ridge between 1973 and 1976.'
A concept connected with another.
  1. 'For instance, some experiments have involved the learning of paired associates.'
  2. 'Two experiments varied the attributes in paired associates lists or sentences.'
  3. 'In this task, listeners heard sets of five paired associates.'


Connected with an organization or business.
  1. 'Along with its associate organisations in Karnataka's Jungle Lodges and Resorts, it is also spreading eco-logic in a very pragmatic, and entertaining way.'
  2. 'The tie-up will enable the company to take the card business to centres where the associate banks are located.'
  3. 'the associate director of the academy'
  4. 'Now, would you just initial those undertakings and hand them back to the associate officer and would counsel just attend to these orders.'
  5. 'Previously she was an assistant professor of business and associate campaign director at Hampton University.'
  6. 'Since the decision was made, all former associate female members have made the transition to full membership.'
  7. 'But the whole point of being an associate producer is that you're involved in the process afterwards.'
  8. 'The others only qualify for various levels of associate membership.'
  9. 'This church had in its constitution provisions for associate membership.'
  10. 'Our church provides medical insurance for our senior pastor but no medical insurance for the associate pastors or office staff.'
  11. 'So, on Sunday, the governing committee dissolved the associate status level.'
  12. 'This is to inform you of my decision to retire from my position as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.'
  13. 'It was just about then that we learned that I would not win an associate membership at Oxford.'


1. to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: Many people associate dark clouds with depression and gloom.

2. to join as a companion, partner, or ally: to associate oneself with a cause.

3. to unite; combine: coal associated with shale. verb (used without object), associated, associating.

4. to enter into union; unite.

5. to keep company, as a friend, companion, or ally: He was accused of associating with k

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be associate with widows."

"people can be associate with spinsterses."

"people can be associate with mothers."

"dummies can be associate with rates."

"costs can be associate with delays."

More examples++


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’.