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mean vs associate associate vs mean

mean and associate both are nouns.

mean and associate both are adjectives.

mean and associate both are verbs.

As verbs, associate is a hypernym of mean; that is, associate is a word with a broader meaning than mean and mean is a type of associate with the definitions:
  • intend to refer to
Other hypernyms of mean include link up, connect, link, tie in, relate, colligate.
mean (noun) associate (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
a friend who is frequently in the company of another
a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise
any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
mean (adjective) associate (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) associate (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey make a logical or causal connection
have as a logical consequence keep company with; hang out with
denote or connote bring or come into association or action
have in mind as a purpose
have a specified degree of importance
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose