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(frē′ə-sō′sē-āt′, -shē-)
intr.v. free-as·so·ci·at·ed, free-as·so·ci·at·ing, free-as·so·ci·ates
To engage in free association.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - associate freely; "Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"
psychotherapy - the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
associate, colligate, link, relate, tie in, connect, link up - 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"
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Tippi Hedren's character says to Sean Connery in Mamie [1964], as he forces her to free-associate.
What this means: If you become stuck, try working briefly on something that occupies your brain a completely different way, allowing you to free-associate about the earlier challenge.
In analysis, the patient is meant to free-associate, with no set end goal in mind.
Blount isn't reluctant to free-associate or to digress into sports, movies, or an irrelevant anecdote from his childhood or adolescence.
Besides the hype and smiles, the color power of the Gates offered visitors a Rorschach chance to free-associate about what they meant to them.