Associate As*so"ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Associated; p. pr. & vb. n. Associating.] [L. associatus, p. p. of associare; ad + sociare to join or unite, socius companion. See Social.] 1. To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise. 2. To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances. 3. To connect or place together in thought. He succeeded in associating his name inseparably with some names which will last as long as our language. --Macaulay. 4. To accompany; to keep company with. [Obs.] Friends should associate friends in grief and woe. --Shak., Associated As*so"ci*a`ted, a. Joined as a companion; brought into association; accompanying; combined. Associated movements (Physiol.), consensual movements which accompany voluntary efforts without our consciousness. --Dunglison.