associate oneself with

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.
See also: associate
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There is also a need to associate oneself with causes and activities within the larger community, especially for multinationals.
It is a natural human tendency to associate oneself with others of similar background.
The author informs us that the desire to disassociate oneself from defeat and to associate oneself with victory always exerts a powerful force on the flow of words and phrases from one language to another.
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