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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

Etymologies

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)

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