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English definition of “associate”

associate

verb [I always + adv/prep] (SPEND TIME)   /əˈsoʊ·ʃiˌeɪt, -si-/
to spend time with someone or have some connection with someone or something: I don’t want you associating with that wild crowd anymore .
(Definition of associate verb (SPEND TIME) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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