Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AS-SO'CIATE – AS-SUAGE'MENT
- A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.
- A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.
- A companion in a criminal transaction; an accomplice.
- To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.
- To unite in action, or be affected by the action of a different part of the body. – Darwin.
AS-SO'CIATE, v.t. [asso'shate; Fr. associer; L. associo, of ad and socio, to join.]
- To join in company, as a friend, companion, partner or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise. It conveys the idea of intimate union.
- To unite in the same mass; as, particles of matter associated with other substances.
United in company or in interest; joined.
The state or office of an associate. – Encyc. Art. Reynolds.
Uniting in company or in interest; joining.
- The act of associating; union; connection of persons.
- Union of persons in a company; a society formed for transacting or carrying on some business for mutual advantage; a partnership. It is often applied to a union of states or a confederacy.
- Union of things; apposition, as of particles of matter.
- Union or connection of ideas. An association of ideas is where two or more ideas constantly or naturally follow each other in the mind, so that one almost infallibly produces the other. – Encyc.
- An exertion or change of some extreme part of the sensory residing in the muscles or organs of sense, in consequence of some antecedent or attendant fibrous contractions. – Darwin.
- In ecclesiastical affairs, a society of the clergy, consisting of a number of pastors of neighboring churches, united for promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.
Pertaining to an association of clergymen.
Having the quality of associating, or of being affected by sympathy. – Darwin. Miller.
A confederate. – Dryden. [Associate is now used.]
AS-SOIL', v.t.1 [Old Fr. from L. absolvo.]
To solve; to release; to absolve. [Obs.] – Mede. Taylor.
AS-SOIL', v.t.2 [Fr. souiller.]
To soil; to stain. [Obs.]
Act of assoiling. – More.
AS'SO-NANCE, n. [Fr. from L. ad and sono, to sound. See Sound.]
Resemblance of sounds. In rhetoric and poetry, a resemblance in sound or termination, without making rhyme. – Encyc.
Having a resemblance of sounds. In Spanish poetry, assonant rhymes are those in which a resemblance of sounds serves instead of a natural rhyme, as, ligera, tierra. – Encyc.
To agree; to be in accordance with; to suit. – Mitford.
AS-SORT', v.t. [Fr. assortir; It. assortire; of ad and sortir, sortire, to sally forth, and in It. to draw lots. See Sort.]
- To separate and distribute into classes things of the like kind, nature or quality, or things which are suited to a like purpose. It is sometimes applied to persons as well as things.
- To furnish with all sorts. – Burke.
- Distributed into sorts, kinds or classes.
- Furnished with an assortment, or with a variety; as a well assorted store. – Burke.
Separating into sorts; supplying with an assortment.
- The act of distributing into sorts, kinds or classes, or of selecting and suiting things.
- A mass or quantity distributed into kinds or sorts; or a number of things assorted.
- A number of things of the same kind, varied in size, color, quality, price, form, or the like, to suit the market, the wants of people, or various purposes; as an assortment of thread, of silks, of calicoes, &c. An assortment of paintings. – W. Coxe.
- A variety of sorts or kinds adapted to various wants, demands or purposes; as an assortment of goods. – Mercantile Usage.
AS-SOT', v.t. [See Sot.]
To infatuate; to besot. [Not used.] Spenser.
To abate or subside. The waters assuaged. Gen. viii. But I apprehend the sense is,--the waters were checked; Heb. שר.
AS-SUAGE', v.t. [This word appears to be formed on the G. schwach; D. zwak, weak; or on D. zagt, soft, gentle, quiet, which coincides with the Sax. swig, silence; swigan, to be silent; whence geswigean, to be silent; D. zwygen, id. In Sax. also, geswican, is to cease, fail, rest, be quiet. But the Dutch word for assuage is verzagten, to soften.]
To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease or lessen, as pain or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult. In strictness, it signifies rather to moderate, than to quiet, tranquilize or reduce to perfect peace or ease.
Allayed; mitigated; eased; appeased.