associate with

associate with
   to meet in an illegal or taboo capacity
   It describes those with criminal connections or copulating outside marriage:
    As in Hispaniola, many native women became associated intimately with the conquerors. (H. Thomas, 1993)

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  • associate with — index accompany, espouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • associate with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms associate with : present tense I/you/we/they associate with he/she/it associates with present participle associating with past tense associated with past participle associated with 1) associate with someone to …   English dictionary

  • associate with — meet or have dealings with. → associate …   English new terms dictionary

  • associate with — connect to, ally with, join or unite with …   English contemporary dictionary

  • associate with — …   Useful english dictionary

  • refuse to associate with — index isolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • associate — as|so|ci|ate1 [ ə souʃi,eıt ] verb transitive *** to form a connection in your mind between different people or things: How do humans associate these seemingly opposed ideas? associate something with someone/something: The study found that many… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • associate — as|so|ci|ate1 W2S3 [əˈsəuʃieıt, əˈsəusi US əˈsou ] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of associare, from ad to + sociare to join ] 1.) [T] to make a connection in your mind between one thing or person and another associate… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • associate — I UK [əˈsəʊsɪˌeɪt] / US [əˈsoʊʃɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms associate : present tense I/you/we/they associate he/she/it associates present participle associating past tense associated past participle associated *** to form a connection in… …   English dictionary

  • associate — 01. John, I d like you to meet an [associate] of mine, Dave Forrester. 02. She doesn t usually [associate] with her co workers. 03. She is a member of a neighborhood [association] which is trying to stop the city from allowing the company to… …   Grammatical examples in English