[noun] any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
[noun] a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies Synonyms:degree
[verb] 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" Synonyms:tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
[verb] keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues" Synonyms:consort, affiliate, assort
[verb] bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution" Synonyms:consociate
[adjective] having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor"