1. adjective /əˈsəʊʃieɪt,əˈsəʊsieɪt,əˈsoʊʃieɪt,əˈsoʊsieɪt,əˈsəʊʃiət,əˈsəʊsiət,əˈsoʊʃiət,əˈsoʊsiət/
a) Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.

He is an associate editor.

b) Having partial status or privileges.

He is an associate member of the club.

2. noun /əˈsəʊʃieɪt,əˈsəʊsieɪt,əˈsoʊʃieɪt,əˈsoʊsieɪt,əˈsəʊʃiət,əˈsəʊsiət,əˈsoʊʃiət,əˈsoʊsiət/
a) A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
3. verb /əˈsəʊʃieɪt,əˈsəʊsieɪt,əˈsoʊʃieɪt,əˈsoʊsieɪt,əˈsəʊʃiət,əˈsəʊsiət,əˈsoʊʃiət,əˈsoʊsiət/
a) To join in or form a league, union, or association.

She associates with her coworkers on weekends.

b) To spend time socially; keep company.

"I always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn." - John Keats

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