Associate - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
ASSO'CIATE, v.t. assoshate. [L. associo, of ad and socio, to join.]
1. To join in company, as a friend, companion, partner or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.
It conveys the idea of intimate union.
2. To unite in the same mass; as, particles of matte associated with other substances.
1. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.
2. To unite in action, or be affected by the action of a different part of the body.
1. Joined in interest or purpose; confederate.
2. Joined in employment or office; as an associate judge.
1. A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.
2. A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.
3. A companion in a criminal transaction; an accomplice.