'Associate' in the Bible
When you see a thief, you associate with him, and you have taken part with adulterers.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore associate not with him who talks too freely.
Make no friendships with a man given to anger, and with a wrathful man do not associate,
Do not associate with winebibbers; be not among them nor among gluttonous eaters of meat,
My son, [reverently] fear the Lord and the king, and do not associate with those who are given to change [of allegiance, and are revolutionary],
Awake, O sword, against My shepherd and against the man who is My associate, says the Lord of hosts; smite the shepherd and the sheep [of the flock] shall be scattered, and I will turn back My hand and stretch it out again upon the little ones [of the flock].
And none of those who were not of their number dared to join and associate with them, but the people held them in high regard and praised and made much of them.
And when he had arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to associate himself with the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe he really was a disciple.
I wrote you in my [previous] letter not to associate [closely and habitually] with unchaste (impure) people -- "
But now I write to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of [Christian] brother if he is known to be guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater [whose soul is devoted to any object that usurps the place of God], or is a person with a foul tongue [railing, abusing, reviling, slandering], or is a drunkard or a swindler or a robber. [No] you must not so much as eat with such a person.
So do not associate or be sharers with them.
But if anyone [in the church] refuses to obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.