- noun a person who works in the same business as someone else
- verb to connect different people or things in your mind
- verb to have contact with or regularly meet someone
- noun a person or company linked to another in a takeover bid
- noun a title given to a junior member of a professional organisation. senior members are usually called ‘fellows’.
- verb to come with or be linked to something else
- To link a given type of file to a specific application, usually by using a file extension, such as .xyz. It is utilized to alert an operating system to the need to start the necessary application for the desired file.
Information & Library Science
- adjective joined together with something
- noun somebody who works in the same business as someone
- verb to be related to or connected with something
Origin & History of “associate”
Latin socius meant ‘companion’ (it is related to English sequel and sue), and has spawned a host of English words, including social, sociable, society, and socialism. In Latin, a verb was formed from it, using the prefix ad- ‘to’: associāre ‘unite’. Its past participle, associātus, was borrowed into English as an adjective, associate; its use as a verb followed in the 15th century, and as a noun in the 16th century.