Synonyms of associate in English:


See US English definition of associate

See UK English definition of associate

See Spanish definition of vincular


1‘elegance was not a concept I associated with nuns’

link, connect, couple, relate, identify, equate, bracket, think of together
think of in connection with, draw a parallel with, mention in the same breath as, set side by side with

2‘Simon had been known to associate with anarchist groups’

mix, keep company, mingle, socialize, get together, go around, rub shoulders, fraternize, consort, have dealings
North American rub elbows
informal hobnob, run around, hang out, hang about, hang around, knock about, knock around, pal up, pal around, chum around, be thick with

3‘the firm is associated with a local non-profit organization’

affiliate, align, connect, join, join up, join forces, attach, combine, team up, band together, be in league, ally, form an alliance, syndicate, federate, consolidate, incorporate, conjoin, merge, integrate


1‘the bank was run by his business associate’

partner, colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workmate, compatriot, comrade, friend, ally, supporter, wingman, confederate, connection, contact, acquaintance
accomplice, accessory, abetter, partner in crime, collaborator, colluder, fellow conspirator, henchman
informal crony, pal, chum, buddy
British informal mate, oppo
Australian, New Zealand informal offsider
archaic compeer
rare conniver, consociate