Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “associate”

See all translations

associate

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈsəʊsiət/
WORKPLACE a business partner, or someone that you work with: He considered the possibility of a buy-out of the company with the help of business associates. a former/close/senior associate
Associates [plural] ( written abbreviation Assoc) WORKPLACE used in the names of some companies that are run by a group of people: Brown & Associates Inc. are a Chicago-based investment firm.
a person who does a similar job to someone else but does not have all the responsibilities of the main position, or a member of an organization who does not have all the rights of a full member: Associates are entitled to use the facilities, but are not entitled to vote.
Translations of “associate”
in Korean 동료…
in Arabic زَميل…
in French affilié…
in Turkish işten tanıdık, bildik, iş arkadaşı…
in Italian socio, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 朋友, 同事, (生意)夥伴…
in Russian коллега…
in Polish współpracowni-k/czka…
in Spanish asociado…
in Portuguese sócio, -a, associado…
in German assozliert…
in Catalan soci, sòcia…
in Japanese 同僚, 仕事仲間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 朋友, 同事, (生意)伙伴…
(Definition of associate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of associate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “associate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More