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Adjective associate has 1 sense
  1. associate - having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor"
    dominant (indirect, via subordinate)
Noun associate has 4 senses
  1. associate - a person who joins with others in some activity; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
    --1 is a kind of
    peer, equal, match, compeer
    --1 is a member of association
    --1 has particulars:
     adjunct; affiliate; ally, friend; bedfellow; collaborator, cooperator, partner, pardner; colleague, confrere, fellow; colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workfellow; member; participant; shipmate; teammate, mate
    Derived form: verb associate3
  2. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate - a person who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
    --2 is a kind of friend
    --2 has particulars: date, escort; playmate, playfellow; tovarich
    Derived form: verb associate2
  3. associate - any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
    --3 is a kind of
    accompaniment, concomitant, co-occurrence
  4. associate degree, associate - a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
    --4 is a kind of academic degree, degree
    --4 has particulars:
     Associate in Arts, AA; Associate in Applied Science, AAS; Associate in Nursing, AN
Verb associate has 3 senses
  1. associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, 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"
    --1 is one way to think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Antonyms: decouple, dissociate
    Derived forms: noun association3, noun association5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody with something
    Somebody ----s something with something
  2. consort, associate, affiliate, assort - keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
    --2 is one way to interact
    Derived forms: noun association1, noun association2, noun associate2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. consociate, associate - bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
    --3 is one way to unite, unify
    Derived forms: noun association4, noun association6, noun association8, noun association1, noun association2, noun associate1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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