名詞： 1. a person who joins with others in some activity; 例子 "he had to consult his associate before continuing"2. a person who is frequently in the company of another; 相似 "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"
3. any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
4. a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
動詞： 5. make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"6. keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
7. bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"
形容詞： 8. having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor"