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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.
An associate or partner.
to enter into or bring into friendly association
associated or united
an associate or partner
[C16: from Latin consociāre, from socius partner]
as•so•ci•ate(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.v.i.
4. to keep company as a friend, companion, or ally.
5. to join together as partners or colleagues.
6. to enter into union; unite.n.
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.adj.
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)]
syn: See acquaintance.
Past participle: consociated
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|Verb||1.||consociate - bring or come into association or action; "The churches consociated to fight their dissolution"|
walk - be or act in association with; "We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"; "Walk with God"