associates

[ verb uh-soh-shee-eyt, -see-; noun, adjective, uh-soh-shee-it, -eyt, -see- ]SEE DEFINITION OF associates
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSOCIATES

You remember what his dismissed bailiff said of him and of his associates.

I fear you may be led unwittingly into error by your associates.

My cousin, Miss Agnes Lynch, must be very careful as to her associates.

Then those girls have an awful time, if they're careful about their associates.

And once married, I may almost choose my friends and his associates.

He obeyed my orders—went into the cave to bring his associates to submission.

Among my English associates, as I call them, was a young Scotchman, of about five-and-twenty.

Barber and Stillwell and Colpetzer and their associates did not die in vain.

My associates, unable to fix it, had fled from the mine and abandoned the enterprise.

In the first revulsion of feeling, I was perhaps unjust to my associates.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin associatus past participle of associare "join with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sociare "unite with," from socius "companion" (see social (adj.)). Related: Associated; associating. Earlier form of the verb was associen (late 14c.), from Old French associier "associate (with)."

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