Synonyms of associate


1. associate, peer, equal, match, compeer

usage: a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"

2. companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate, friend

usage: a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

3. associate, subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier

usage: 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"

4. associate, accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrence

usage: any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"

5. associate degree, associate, academic degree, degree

usage: a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies


1. associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: 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"

2. consort, associate, affiliate, assort, interact

usage: keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"

3. consociate, associate, unite, unify

usage: bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"


1. associate(prenominal), subordinate (vs. dominant), low-level

usage: having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor"

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Definition and meaning of associate (Dictionary)