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tr. & intr.v. con·so·ci·at·ed, con·so·ci·at·ing, con·so·ci·ates
To bring or come into friendly or cooperative association.
adj. (-ĭt)
Associated; united.
n. (-ĭt)
An associate or partner.

[Latin cōnsociāre, cōnsociāt-, to associate : com-, com- + sociāre, to associate (from socius, companion; see sekw- in Indo-European roots).]
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to enter into or bring into friendly association
associated or united
an associate or partner
[C16: from Latin consociāre, from socius partner]
conˌsociˈation n
conˌsociˈational adj
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(v. əˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-; n., adj., -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to connect or bring into relation in thought, feeling, memory, etc.: to associate rainy days with depression.
2. to align or commit (oneself) as a companion, partner, or colleague.
3. to unite; combine: coal associated with shale.
4. to keep company as a friend, companion, or ally.
5. to join together as partners or colleagues.
6. to enter into union; unite.
7. a person who shares actively in an enterprise; partner; colleague; coworker.
8. a companion; comrade.
9. anything usu. accompanying or associated with another; accompaniment; concomitant.
10. a person admitted to a subordinate degree of membership in an association or institution.
11. connected, joined, or related, esp. as a companion or colleague; having equal or nearly equal responsibility.
12. having subordinate status; without full rights and privileges: an associate member.
13. allied; concomitant.
[1400–50; < Latin associātus, past participle of associāre to join <as- as- + sociāre to attach <socius companion (compare social)]
as•so′ci•ate•ship`, n.
syn: See acquaintance.
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Past participle: consociated
Gerund: consociating

I consociate
you consociate
he/she/it consociates
we consociate
you consociate
they consociate
I consociated
you consociated
he/she/it consociated
we consociated
you consociated
they consociated
Present Continuous
I am consociating
you are consociating
he/she/it is consociating
we are consociating
you are consociating
they are consociating
Present Perfect
I have consociated
you have consociated
he/she/it has consociated
we have consociated
you have consociated
they have consociated
Past Continuous
I was consociating
you were consociating
he/she/it was consociating
we were consociating
you were consociating
they were consociating
Past Perfect
I had consociated
you had consociated
he/she/it had consociated
we had consociated
you had consociated
they had consociated
I will consociate
you will consociate
he/she/it will consociate
we will consociate
you will consociate
they will consociate
Future Perfect
I will have consociated
you will have consociated
he/she/it will have consociated
we will have consociated
you will have consociated
they will have consociated
Future Continuous
I will be consociating
you will be consociating
he/she/it will be consociating
we will be consociating
you will be consociating
they will be consociating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consociating
you have been consociating
he/she/it has been consociating
we have been consociating
you have been consociating
they have been consociating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consociating
you will have been consociating
he/she/it will have been consociating
we will have been consociating
you will have been consociating
they will have been consociating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consociating
you had been consociating
he/she/it had been consociating
we had been consociating
you had been consociating
they had been consociating
I would consociate
you would consociate
he/she/it would consociate
we would consociate
you would consociate
they would consociate
Past Conditional
I would have consociated
you would have consociated
he/she/it would have consociated
we would have consociated
you would have consociated
they would have consociated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consociate - bring or come into association or actionconsociate - 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
walk - be or act in association with; "We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"; "Walk with God"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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In his foreword to Ma Jian's book, Muhibb al-DIn al-Khatib noted, "We consider it a tribute to this work that when its author delivered it as a lecture to the Islamic Consociate Association [Jam'iyyat al-ta aruf al- 'islami] the venerable scholar Sayyid Muhammad Rashid Rida was in attendance, and said that he had not heard such a worthwhile lecture in years, and that he hoped that the Association would continue to provide such enjoyable lectures on various Islamic countries, in which valuable information would be synthesized about Islam and the conditions of Muslims in all countries, amounting to a compendium on those countries that would serve the need of Muslims to know one another, which will lead in turn to even bigger and more enjoyable activities" (al-Khatib 1935, p.
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In addition, with a view to the content of the federalism principle, the Supreme Court developed a formal analysis of the consociate dimensions of federalism in which Quebec national specificity and the negotiated special arrangements are protected, at least partially, by the amending formula adopted in 1982 without Quebec consent.
Trouble-source turn speakers appear to orient to the person doing the brokering as their repair consociate, tacitly sanctioning their responses.
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(12.) For instance, we learn only in the Durrah al-fakhirah (redacted long after the period of Ibn al-[Arabi's.sup.[subset]] association with al-Mahdawi) that the real nature of Shaykh Jarrah al-Kinani was a closed book to al-Mahdawi--his disciple and long-time consociate! (see Sufis, 141).
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Within the life course literature these networks are sometimes called "convoys" (Kahn & Antonucci, 1980; Plath, 1980) in order to emphasize the consociate nature of the relationships between people, and the coming and going of life in different stages of the life journey.
The Fruitlands consociate family had an existence of little more than six months in the second half of 1844.