Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun associate

5 senses of associate

Sense 1
associate -- (a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing")
       => peer, equal, match, compeer -- (a person who is of equal standing with another in a group)

Sense 2
companion, comrade, fellow, familiar, associate -- (a friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms")
       => friend -- (a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university")

Sense 3
associate -- (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")
       => subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier -- (an assistant subject to the authority or control of another)

Sense 4
associate -- (any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate")
       => accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrence -- (an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another)

Sense 5
associate degree, associate -- (a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies)
       => academic degree, degree -- (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")

Antonyms of verb associate

1 of 3 senses of associate

Sense 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")
       Antonym of dissociate (Sense 2)
      => decouple, dissociate -- (regard as unconnected; "you must dissociate these two events!"; "decouple our foreign policy from ideology")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb associate

3 senses of associate

Sense 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")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (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")

Sense 2
consort, associate, affiliate, assort -- (keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues")
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Sense 3
consociate, associate -- (bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution")
       => unite, unify -- (act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief)

Antonyms of adj associate

1 sense of associate

Sense 1
associate (prenominal) -- (having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor")

INDIRECT (VIA subordinate) -> dominant -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")

Similarity of adj associate

1 sense of associate

Sense 1
associate (prenominal) -- (having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor")
       => subordinate (vs. dominant), low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)

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