associate (n.) Look up associate at Dictionary.com
1530s, from associate (adj.).
associate (adj.) Look up associate at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "allied, connected, paired," from Latin associatus, past participle of associare (see associate (v.)).
associate (v.) Look up associate at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., from Latin associatus past participle of associare "join with," from ad "to" (see ad-) + sociare "unite with," from socius "companion" (see social (adj.)). Related: Associated; associating. Earlier form of the verb was associen (late 14c.), from Old French associier "associate (with)."