Associate and Friend


Associate noun - A person frequently seen in the company of another.
Usage example: a number of his associates were members of organized crime, so he was a person of interest to the FBI

Friend is a synonym for associate in partner topic. In some cases you can use "Friend" instead the word "Associate" as a noun or a verb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like person, fellow, companion, nearby resident.


Friend noun - A person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.
Usage example: really close friends who like to do everything together and are always sharing secrets

Associate is a synonym for friend in companion topic. You can use "Associate" instead the word "Friend" as a noun or a verb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as fellow, nearby resident, colleague, comrade.

How words are described

close close associate close friend
human human associate human friend
old old associate old friend
female female associate female friend
Other adjectives: rich, trusted, better, black, young, personal, new, late, former, mysterious, closest, lesbian, invisible, long-time, longtime, oldest.

Both words in one sentence

  • Music / Britney Spears The Power of Friendship: Her childhood friends have been with her since infancy, Jason was a long term friend/associate turned lover.
  • The Stool Pigeon Concerned Claire/Corey: A character that turns in a friend or associate out of genuine concern for their well-being.
  • He was a friend and associate of Misato's father, and co-authored a top-secret paper (possibly on dimensional theory) with another GEHIRN employee referred to only as Dr. Freeman.
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