Concomitant vs Associated - What's the difference?

concomitant | associated |

As an adjective concomitant

is accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.

As a noun concomitant

is something happening or existing at the same time.

As a verb associated is





  • Accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.
  • * (John Locke)
  • It has pleased our wise Creator to annex to several objects, as also to several of our thoughts, a concomitant pleasure.
  • * 1970 , Alvin Toffler, Future Shock'', ''Bantam Books , pg. 41:
  • The new technology on which super-industrialism is based, much of it blue-printed in American research laboratories, brings with it an inevitable acceleration of change in society and a concomitant speed-up of the pace of individual life as well.


    * (following as a consequence) accompanying, adjoining, attendant, incidental


    (en noun)
  • Something happening or existing at the same time.
  • * 1970 , , Bantam Books , pg.93:
  • The declining commitment to place is thus related not to mobility per se, but to a concomitant of mobility- the shorter duration of place relationships.
  • * 1900 , Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams'', ''Avon Books , (translated by James Strachey) pg. 301:
  • It is also instructive to consider the relation of these dreams to anxiety dreams. In the dreams we have been discussing, a repressed wish has found a means of evading censorship—and the distortion which censorship involves. The invariable concomitant is that painful feelings are experienced in the dream.
  • An invariant homogeneous polynomial in the coefficients of a form, a covariant variable, and a contravariant variable.
  • Synonyms

    * (a concomitant event or situation) accompaniment, co-occurrence




  • (associate)
  • Statistics





  • 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


    (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


  • (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


    * disassociate


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