Partner vs Associate - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between partner and associate

is that partner is someone who is associated with another in a common activity or interest or partner can be one of the pieces of wood comprising the framework which strengthens the deck of a wooden ship around the holes through which the mast and other fittings pass while associate is a person united with another or others in an act, enterprise, or business; a partner or colleague.

As verbs the difference between partner and associate

is that partner is to make or be a partner while associate is to join in or form a league, union, or association.

As a adjective associate is

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

partner

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone who is associated with another in a common activity or interest.
  • # A member of a business or law partnership
  • #* 1668 July 3, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 548:
  • He Su?pends on the?e Rea?ons, that Thomas Rue'' had granted a general Di?charge to ''Adam Mu?het'', who was his Conjunct, and ''correus debendi'', after the alleadged Service, which Di?charged ''Mu?het'', and con?equently ''Houstoun his Partner .
  • # A spouse or domestic partner
  • # Someone with whom one dances in a two-person dance.
  • #*
  • He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance.But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, […].
  • (nautical) One of the pieces of wood comprising the framework which strengthens the deck of a wooden ship around the holes through which the mast and other fittings pass.
  • (Jamaica) A group financial arrangement in which each member contributes a set amount of money over a set period.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to make or be a partner
  • to work or perform as a partner
  • Descendants

    * French: partenaire (g) 1000 English basic words ----

    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
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  • To endorse.
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  • (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

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