Notebook, 1993-



Connection . . . . To Bring into Relation, Join, Unite, Combine, Enter, Keep [a Thought, Feeling, Memory, Concept, Cause, Group, Companion, Person, Intimate, Colleaque, Members, Ally, etc.] . . . . Alliance, Society, Company, Fellowship, Acquaintance, Organization, Combination . . . . Accompanying, Shared, Related, Allied, Joined . . . . Suggestion, Connotation, Overtone, Reference . . . .

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Associate -v.t. 1. to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: to associate peace with prosperity. 2. to join as a companion, partner, or ally: to associate oneself with a cause. 3. to unite; combine. -v.i. 4. to enter into union: unite. 5. to keep company, as a comrade or intimate: to associate with prestigious people. -n. 6. a person who shares actively in a business, enterprise, or other undertaking: partner, colleague. 7. associates, [cap.] U.S. the members or partners of a business concern, as an engineering or public-relations firm, who are not specifically designated in the concern's name: C.A. Platt & Associates. 8. a companion or comrade. 9. anything usually accompanying or associated with another; an accompaniment or concomitant. 10. a person who is admitted to a subordinate degree of membership in an association or institution: an associate of the Royal Academy. -adj. 11. connected, joined, or related, esp. as a companion or colleague; having equal or nearly equal responsibility. 12. having suborrdiante status: without full rights and privileges. 13. allied; concomitant. [< L associát(us) joined to [ptp. of associáre] = as- AS- + soci- [See social] + átus -ATE1] -Syn. 8. see acquaintance.

Association n. 1. an organization of people with a common purpose. 2. act of associating. 3. the state of being associated. 4. friendship; companionship: Their close association did not last long. 5. connection or combination. 6. the connection or relation of ideas, feelings, sensations, etc. 7. an idea, image, feeling, etc., suggested by or connected with something other than itself: an accompanying thought, emotion, or the like; an overtone or connotation: My associations with that painting are of springlike days. 8. Ecol. a group of plants of one or more species living together under uniform environemntal conditions and having a uniform and distinctive aspect. 9. Brit. soccer. 10. See free association. [< ML associátión- (s. of associátió)] -Syn. 1. alliance, society, company. 4. fellowship.

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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