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as·so·ci·ate

(ă-sō'sē-ăt -āt),
1. Any item or person grouped with others by some common factor.
2. To accomplish association.

associate

adjective Referring to a lesser status (e.g., associate professor, associate specialist).
noun Colleague, confrère.
verb
(1) Link, connect, relate, equate
(2) Mix, socialise, fraternise, hobnob, hang out
(3) Affiliate, connect, ally, team up.

as·so·ci·ate

(ă-sō'sē-ăt, -āt)
1. Any item or person grouped with others by some common factor.
2. To form an association.
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But when you have the honor of associating with ordinary men, and the pleasure of leaving politics for a moment, try to find your affectionate heart, which you leave with your stick when you go to the Chamber.
They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank, and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others.
Lisbeth burst out immediately, her wailing impulse returning, for grief in its freshness feels the need of associating its loss and its lament with every change of scene and incident, "thee'st got nobody now but thy old mother to torment thee and be a burden to thee.
Something of his birth place seemed to cling to the man, and I never looked at his pale, keen face or the poise of his head without associating him with gray archways and mullioned windows and all the venerable wreckage of a feudal keep.

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