英 [ə'səʊʃɪeɪt; -sɪeɪt]
- vi. 交往；结交
- n. 同事，伙伴；关联的事物
- vt. 联想；使联合；使发生联系
- adj. 副的；联合的
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前缀as- 同ad-. 词根soc, 联系，同society, 社会。
- associate:  Latin socius meant ‘companion’ (it is related to English sequel and sue), and has spawned a host of English words, including social, sociable, society, and socialism. In Latin, a verb was formed from it, using the prefix ad- ‘to’: associāre ‘unite’. Its past participle, associātus, was borrowed into English as an adjective, associate; its use as a verb followed in the 15th century, and as a noun in the 16th century.
=> sequel, social, society, sue
- associate (v.)
- 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)."
- associate (n.)
- 1530s, from associate (adj.).
- associate (adj.)
- early 15c., "allied, connected, paired," from Latin associatus, past participle of associare (see associate (v.)).
- 1. A former associate of Mr. Pierce's was among the project's boosters.
- 2. The press feels the need to associate itself with the green movement.
- 3. He will remain affiliated with the firm as a special associate director.
- 4. Mr Lin is associate director of the Institute.
- 5. She applied for associate membership last year.
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