|Origin:||, past participle of associare, from ad- 'to' + sociare 'to join'|
as‧so‧ci‧ate1 S3 W2
to make a connection in your mind between one thing or person and another
associate somebody/something with something
I don't associate him with energetic sports.
to be related to a particular subject, activity etc:
problems associated with cancer treatment
b) also associate yourself with somebody/something
to show that you support someone or something:
He did not associate himself with the pro-democracy movement.
to spend time with someone, especially someone that other people disapprove of:
I don't like these layabouts you're associating with.