Acquaintance vs. Associate

Acquaintance vs. Associate — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Acquaintance and Associate

Acquaintancenoun

Knowledge of a person acquired by a relationship less intimate than friendship.

Associateverb

To connect in the mind or imagination

"I always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn" (John Keats).

Acquaintancenoun

A relationship based on such knowledge

struck up an acquaintance with our new neighbor.

Associateverb

To connect or involve with a cause, group, or partner

Wasn't she associated with the surrealists?.

Acquaintancenoun

A person whom one knows.

Associateverb

To correlate or connect logically or causally

Asthma is associated with air pollution.

Acquaintancenoun

Knowledge or information about something or someone

has a passing acquaintance with Chinese history.

Associateverb

To join in or form a league, union, or association

The workers associated in a union.

Acquaintancenoun

(uncountable) A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; acquaintanceship.

I know of the man; but have no acquaintance with him.

Associateverb

To spend time socially; keep company

associates with her coworkers on weekends.

Acquaintancenoun

(countable) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

Associatenoun

A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.

Acquaintancenoun

personal knowledge or information about someone or something

Associatenoun

An employee, especially one in a subordinate position,

Acquaintancenoun

a relationship less intimate than friendship

Associatenoun

A companion; a comrade.

Acquaintancenoun

a person with whom you are acquainted;

I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintanceswe are friends of the family

Associatenoun

One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.

Associatenoun

A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.

Associateadjective

Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status

an associate editor.

Associateadjective

Having partial status or privileges

an associate member of the club.

Associateadjective

Following or accompanying; concomitant.

Associateadjective

Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.

He is an associate editor.

Associateadjective

Having partial status or privileges.

He is an associate member of the club.

Associateadjective

Following or accompanying; concomitant.

Associateadjective

Connected by habit or sympathy.

associate motions: those that occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions

Associatenoun

A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner.

Associatenoun

Somebody with whom one works, coworker, colleague.

Associatenoun

A companion; a comrade.

Associatenoun

One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.

Associatenoun

A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.

Associatenoun

(algebra) One of a pair of elements of an integral domain (or a ring) such that the two elements are divisible by each other (or, equivalently, such that each one can be expressed as the product of the other with a unit).

Associateverb

(intransitive) To join in or form a league, union, or association.

Associateverb

(intransitive) To spend time socially; keep company.

She associates with her coworkers on weekends.

Associateverb

(transitive) To join as a partner, ally, or friend.

Associateverb

(transitive) To connect or join together; combine.

particles of gold associated with other substances

Associateverb

(transitive) To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.

Associateverb

To endorse.

Associateverb

(mathematics) To be associative.

Associateverb

To accompany; to be in the company of.

Associatenoun

a person who joins with others in some activity;

he had to consult his associate before continuing

Associatenoun

a person who is frequently in the company of another;

drinking companionscomrades in arms

Associatenoun

any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another;

first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate

Associatenoun

a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies

Associateverb

make a logical or causal connection;

I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mindcolligate these factsI cannot relate these events at all

Associateverb

keep company with; hang out with;

He associates with strange peopleShe affiliates with her colleagues

Associateverb

bring or come into association or action;

The churches consociated to fight their dissolution

Associateadjective

having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status;

an associate memberan associate professor