associate


associate
I. associate as‧so‧ci‧ate 1 [əˈsəʊʆit, əˈsəʊsi- ǁ əˈsoʊ-] noun [countable]
1. someone who you work with or do business with:

• He manipulated government funds to benefit himself and his associates.

• I was recently contacted by a formerbusiness associate.

2. a member of an organization who has some but not all the rights of a full member:

• a senior research associate of the Family and Work Institute

  [m0] II. associate associate 2 adjective
1. associate member ORGANIZATIONS someone who is a member of an organization and has some but not all of the rights that full members have:

• The country has applied for associate membership of the EU.

2. associate editor/​producer/​publisher etc JOBS someone whose job is closely connected to that of someone else and who shares responsibility or authority with them:

• associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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   Formed when two or more companies engage in partnership or joint venture projects.

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associate UK US /əˈsəʊsiət/ noun [C]
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.

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a former/close/senior associate

Associates — Cf. Associates
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.

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associate UK US /əˈsəʊsiət/ adjective [before noun]
WORKPLACE used in some job titles where someone does the job described but does not have all the responsibilities of the main position: »

associate editor/director/lawyer

used to describe a person, country, company, etc. that is a member of an organization but does not have all the rights given to a normal member: »

The firm's application for associate membership of the FSA was approved.

associate member — Cf. associate member

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • associate — as·so·ciate /ə sō shē ət, sē ət, shət/ n: a lawyer employed by a law firm compare partner Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. ass …   Law dictionary

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