Associate may refer to:

  • A business valuation concept.
  • A title used by some companies instead of employee.
  • A title used to signify an independent (often self-employed) person working as if directly employed by the company of which they are an associate. Such a person may be an associate of more than one company.
  • Associate, to form an association or connection between two or more concepts in the mind or imagination.
    • Conversely, to disassociate, is to disconnect those associations in your mind and distance yourself from certain thoughts or ideas.
  • Associate, a person who has some dealings with another, possibly a friend. Often used for business partners.
  • Associate, a person who is in league with the Mafia but is not treated as a full member, e.g. a corrupt official.
  • Associate attorney, an employee lawyer in a traditional United States law firm.
  • Associate Justice, a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice.
  • Judge's associate: an assistant to a Judge in an Australian Court (akin to a Judge's clerk in an American court).
  • Research associate
  • Associate's degree, a two-year educational degree.
  • Associate company, an accounting and business valuation concept.
  • Associate (ring theory), a mathematical concept.
  • Associate member Russian: член-корреспондент (chlen-korrespondent)
  • The Associate, a 1996 film starring Whoopi Goldberg.
  • The Associate (soundtrack), a 1996 original soundtrack album
  • The Associate, a 2009 novel by John Grisham.

Famous quotes containing the word associate:

    He was last seen flying to New York.
    He was handing out cards which read:
    “He wears a question in his left eye.
    He dislikes the police but will associate with them.
    He will demand something not on the menu.
    He is invisible to the eyes of beauty and culture....”
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    He gives the impression of a strong mind which is composed and wise. His brown eye is exceedingly kindly and gentle. A child would like to sit in his lap and a dog would sidle up to him. It is difficult to associate his personality and this impression of kindness and gentle simplicity with what has occurred here in connection with these purges and shootings of the Red Army generals, and so forth.
    Joseph Davies (1876–1958)

    We’re headed for collapse, if you want my opinion, Missy. I can see it in the fallin’ off of the quality of vagrants. There was a time you could find real good company in almost any jungle you’d pick, men who could talk, men who’d read a book now and then; and now, what do you find, a lot of dirty little guttersnipes no decent tramp would want to associate with.
    Well, it’s been that way all through history.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)