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associate

[ə′sō·sē‚āt]
(psychology)
An item or event that is linked to another in the mind of an individual.

Associate

Closely connected as in function or office, but having secondary or subordinate status; an architect who has an arrangement with another architect to collaborate in the performance of service for a project, or a series of projects.

associate

In an architectural firm, a member of an architect’s staff who has a special employment agreement.
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I cannot help associating your decline as a family with this other fact--of your want of firmness.
God, death, love, the brotherhood of man," he kept saying to himself, associating these words with vague yet joyful ideas.
With these exceptions she had sat at home in languid melancholy and suspense, fixing her mind on Will Ladislaw's coming as the one point of hope and interest, and associating this with some new urgency on Lydgate to make immediate arrangements for leaving Middlemarch and going to London, till she felt assured that the coming would be a potent cause of the going, without at all seeing how.
You may be right," replied the Wizard, "but we're a little particular about associating with strangers.

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