associatory

World English Dictionary
associate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to link or connect in the mind or imagination: to associate Christmas with fun
2.  (intr) to keep company; mix socially: to associate with writers
3.  (intr) to form or join an association, group, etc
4.  (tr; usually passive) to consider in conjunction; connect: rainfall is associated with humidity
5.  (tr) to bring (a person, esp oneself) into friendship, partnership, etc
6.  (tr; often passive) to express agreement or allow oneself to be connected (with): Bertrand Russell was associated with the peace movement
 
n
7.  a person joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; partner; colleague
8.  a companion or friend
9.  something that usually accompanies another thing; concomitant: hope is an associate to happiness
10.  a person having a subordinate position in or admitted to only partial membership of an institution, association, etc
 
adj
11.  joined with another or others in an enterprise, business, etc; having equal or nearly equal status: an associate director
12.  having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status: an associate member
13.  accompanying; concomitant
 
[C14: from Latin associāre to ally with, from sociāre to join, from socius an ally]
 
as'sociable
 
adj
 
as'sociator
 
n
 
as'sociatory
 
adj
 
as'sociateship
 
n

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associatory

adjective
characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination ; "associative learning" [syn: associative] [ant: nonassociative
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