Associated to Assure
Associated movements (Physiol.), consensual movements which accompany voluntary efforts without
our consciousness. Dunglison.
(As*so"ci*a`ted) a. Joined as a companion; brought into association; accompanying; combined.
(As*so"ci*ate*ship) n. The state of an associate, as in Academy or an office.
(As*so`ci*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. association, LL. associatio, fr. L. associare.]
1. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
"Some . . . bond of association." Hooker.
Self-denial is a kind of holy association with God.
2. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
Words . . . must owe their powers association.
Why should . . . the holiest words, with all their venerable associations, be profaned?
3. Union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose; as, the American Association
for the Advancement of Science; a benevolent association. Specifically, as among the Congregationalists,
a society, consisting of a number of ministers, generally the pastors of neighboring churches, united for
promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.
Association of ideas (Physiol.), the combination or connection of states of mind or their objects with
one another, as the result of which one is said to be revived or represented by means of the other. The
relations according to which they are thus connected or revived are called the law of association. Prominent
among them are reckoned the relations of time and place, and of cause and effect. Porter.
1. Of or pertaining to association, or to an association.
2. Pertaining to the theory held by the associationists.
(As*so`ci*a"tion*ism) n. (Philos.) The doctrine or theory held by associationists.
(As*so`ci*a"tion*ist), n. (Philos.) One who explains the higher functions and relations of
the soul by the association of ideas; e. g., Hartley, J. C. Mill.
(As*so"ci*a*tive) a. Having the quality of associating; tending or leading to association; as,
the associative faculty. Hugh Miller.
(As*so"ci*a`tor) n. An associate; a confederate or partner in any scheme.
How Pennsylvania's air agrees with Quakers,
And Carolina's with associators.
(As*soil") v. t. [OF. assoiler, absoiler, assoldre, F. absoudre, L. absolvere. See Absolve.]
1. To set free; to release. [Archaic]
Till from her hands the spright assoiled is.
2. To solve; to clear up. [Obs.]
Any child might soon be able to assoil this riddle.
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