Associate vs Employee - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between associate and employee

is that associate is a person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague while employee is an individual who provides labor to a company or another person.

As an adjective associate

is joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.

As a verb associate

is (lb) to join in or form a league, union, or association.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

associate

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Joined with another or others and having equal or nearly equal status.
  • He is an associate editor.
  • Having partial status or privileges.
  • He is an associate member of the club.
  • Following or accompanying; concomitant.
  • (biology, dated) Connected by habit or sympathy.
  • associate motions: those that occur sympathetically, in consequence of preceding motions

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.
  • A companion; a comrade.
  • One that habitually accompanies or is associated with another; an attendant circumstance.
  • A member of an institution or society who is granted only partial status or privileges.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (associat)
  • (lb) To join in or form a league, union, or association.
  • (lb) To spend time socially; keep company.
  • :
  • *
  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish,I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether laws are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life.
  • (lb) To join as a partner, ally, or friend.
  • (lb) To connect or join together; combine.
  • :
  • (lb) To connect evidentially, or in the mind or imagination.
  • *(rfdate) (John Keats) (1795-1821)
  • *:I always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:He succeeded in associating his name inseparably with some names which will last as long as our language.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident.}}
  • To endorse.
  • *
  • (lb) To be associative.
  • To accompany; to keep company with.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:Friends should associate friends in grief and woe.
  • Synonyms

    * join

    Antonyms

    * disassociate

    References

    * English heteronyms ----

    employee

    English

    Alternative forms

    * employe *

    Noun

    (wikipedia employee) (en noun)
  • An individual who provides labor to a company or another person.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=No one, however, would have anything to do with him, as Mr. Keeson's orders in those respects were very strict ; he had often threatened any one of his employés with instant dismissal if he found him in company with one of these touts.}}
    One way to encourage your employees to work harder is by giving them incentives .

    See also

    * payroll * taxes * work English words suffixed with -ee