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associate with

1. To have a relationship with someone. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun can be used between "associate" and "with." I don't associate with criminals like him. I think he's happy to associate himself with successful people like us.
2. To connect various people or things in one's mind, usually for a specific reason that is unique to that person. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "associate" and "with." I associate the smell of cinnamon with Christmas because of the cookies my mother used to bake every year. He always associates Liz with me because he met us at the same time.
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associate oneself with someone or something

to join someone or something as a partner or friend. I wanted to associate myself with a prestigious law firm. She associated herself with people of low repute.
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associate someone or something with someone or something

to link someone or something [in one's mind] to someone or something else. (Something and someone can occur in all possible combinations.) I always associate Walter with pizza for some reason. I associate pizza with stringy cheese.
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associate with someone

to be friendly with someone; to be acquainted with someone socially in a work setting. We seek to associate with persons like ourselves. I like to associate with interesting people.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

associate with

1. To keep company with someone or some group: They are very snobbish and don't associate with people from our side of town.
2. To link something in the mind with something else: People often associate sunny weather with happiness.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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What right had she to associate herself with him in that manner?
Lisa Smith and her child are being held in a refugee camp on Syria/Iraq border and whilst I absolutely condemn her decision to associate herself with the death cult of ISIS, it is also my view that she and her child are Irish citizens and there is a responsibility on the Irish Government to assist in her return to Ireland.
Cee C, many feared would find it hard to associate herself with brands due to what some people described as attitudinal disorder, one that pitched him against many in the BBN house while the show lasted.
More attempted to associate herself with London's literary elite, including Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds and Edmund Burke.
She said that she, even for a moment, cannot associate herself with the likes of Binay.
They asked Aishwarya, who is the National brand ambassador for Kalyan Jewellers, to cease to associate herself with "this offensive image by ensuring that further use of this advertisement is stopped".
We are honoured to have such a distinguished humanitarian associate herself with UNHCR in advocating for refugees and displaced persons worldwide."
RANI Mukherjee, who has been trying to re- associate herself with the Khans for a very long time, finally got an offer from Aamir recently, apparently after a lot of cajoling and coaxing.
Botswana Vice president Mompati Merafhe reportedly addressed AU leaders at the summit held in Kampala saying that his country "cannot associate herself with any decision which calls upon her to disregard her obligations to the International Criminal Court".
Abbas said that even if Sania decides to continue playing for India, he hopes that she would associate herself with Pakistan tennis at some point of time.
However, Mrs Steare's lawyer Mark Stephens said: "Jane doesn't associate herself with the criticisms of Tokyo prosecutors.
following her husband's death, but continued to associate herself with Taiwan's political evolvement.
They've offered it to stunning Robot Wars star Julia Reid, but Julia is not keen to associate herself with such a tired old number.
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