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Associate vs. Officer

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Associateadjective

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

‘He is an associate editor.’;

Officernoun

One who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization, especially in military, police or government organizations.

Associateadjective

Having partial status or privileges.

‘He is an associate member of the club.’;

Officernoun

A respectful term of address for an officer, especially a police officer.

Associateadjective

Following or accompanying; concomitant.

Officernoun

One who holds a public office.

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Associateadjective

Connected by habit or sympathy.

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

Officernoun

An agent or servant imparted with the ability, to some degree, to act on initiative.

Associatenoun

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

Officernoun

A commissioned officer.

Associatenoun

Somebody with whom one works, coworker, colleague.

Officerverb

(transitive) To supply with officers.

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Associatenoun

A companion; a comrade.

Officerverb

(transitive) To command like an officer.

Associatenoun

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

Officernoun

One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer.

Associatenoun

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

Officernoun

Specifically, a commissioned officer, in distinction from a warrant officer or an enlisted man.

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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).

Officerverb

To furnish with officers; to appoint officers over.

Associateverb

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

Officerverb

To command as an officer; as, veterans from old regiments officered the recruits.

Associateverb

(intransitive) To spend time socially; keep company.

‘She associates with her coworkers on weekends.’;

Officernoun

any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command;

‘an officer is responsible for the lives of his men’;

Associateverb

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

Officernoun

someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust;

‘he is an officer of the court’; ‘the club elected its officers for the coming year’;

Associateverb

(transitive) To connect or join together; combine.

‘particles of gold associated with other substances’;

Officernoun

a member of a police force;

‘it was an accident, officer’;

Associateverb

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

Officernoun

a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel;

‘he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines’;

Associateverb

To endorse.

Officerverb

direct or command as an officer

Associateverb

(mathematics) To be associative.

Officer

An officer is a person who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization.

Associateverb

To accompany; to be in the company of.

Associateverb

To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.

Associateverb

To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances.

Associateverb

To connect or place together in thought.

‘He succeeded in associating his name inseparably with some names which will last as long as our language.’;

Associateverb

To accompany; to keep company with.

‘Friends should associate friends in grief and woe.’;

Associateverb

To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.

Associateverb

To unite in action, or to be affected by the action of a different part of the body.

Associateadjective

Closely connected or joined with some other, as in interest, purpose, employment, or office; sharing responsibility or authority; as, an associate judge.

‘While I descend . . . to my associate powers.’;

Associateadjective

Admitted to some, but not to all, rights and privileges; as, an associate member.

Associateadjective

Connected by habit or sympathy; as, associate motions, such as occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions.

Associatenoun

A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.

Associatenoun

A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.

Associatenoun

One connected with an association or institution without the full rights or privileges of a regular member; as, an associate of the Royal Academy.

Associatenoun

Anything closely or usually connected with another; an concomitant.

‘The one [idea] no sooner comes into the understanding, than its associate appears with it.’;

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 companions’; ‘comrades 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 mind’; ‘colligate these facts’; ‘I cannot relate these events at all’;

Associateverb

keep company with; hang out with;

‘He associates with strange people’; ‘She 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 member’; ‘an associate professor’;

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