Associate vs Corporate - What's the difference?

associate | corporate |

As nouns the difference between associate and corporate

is that associate is (slang) an associate's degree while corporate is (finance) a bond issued by a corporation.

As an adjective corporate is

of or relating to a corporation.

As a verb corporate is

(obsolete|transitive) to incorporate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • 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


    * English heteronyms ----




    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a corporation.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.}}
  • Formed into a corporation; incorporated.
  • Unified into one body; collective.
  • * Shakespeare
  • They answer in a joint and corporate voice.

    Derived terms

    * corporate anorexia * corporate censorship * corporate executive * corporate image * corporate income tax * corporate ladder * corporate monster * corporate nationalism * corporate officer * corporate seal * corporate tax * corporate veil * corporately


    (en noun)
  • (finance) A bond issued by a corporation
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 11, Robert D. Hershey Jr., Look Past 2008 Stars for Gains in Bonds, New York Times, url=
  • , passage=So-called junk corporates and emerging-market debt remain generally out of favor. }}


  • (obsolete) To incorporate.
  • (Stow)
  • (obsolete) To become incorporated.