associate with

Meaning: If you associate with someone, you regularly spend time with them.

For example:

  • associate with sb While my brother was in New York in the late 70's, he associated with lots of punk musicians and underground artists.

  • associate with sb If Terry associates with other criminals, he'll be sent back to jail again.

Quick Quiz:

Most people prefer to associate with people they

a. don't like much

b. feel sorry for

c. have fun with

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