from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring or come into friendly or cooperative association.
- adj. Associated; united.
- n. An associate or partner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An associate; an accomplice.
- transitive v. To bring into alliance, confederacy, or relationship; to bring together; to join; to unite.
- transitive v. To unite in an ecclesiastical consociation.
- intransitive v. To be allied, confederated, or associated; to coalescence.
- intransitive v. To form an ecclesiastical consociation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite; join; associate; connect.
- In New England, to bring together in an assembly or convention, as pastors and messengers or delegates of Congregational churches.
- To unite; come together; coalesce.
- In New England, to unite or meet in a body forming a consociation of churches. See consociation, 2.
- n. An associate; a partner; a companion; a confederate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bring or come into association or action
Latin cōnsociāre, cōnsociāt-, to associate : com-, com- + sociāre, to associate (from socius, companion; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)