Pronunciation: /əˈsəʊʃɪeɪt , -sɪeɪt/[with object] (often associate someone/thing with)
- 1Connect (someone or something) with something else in one’s mind: I associated wealth with freedomMore example sentences
- People have always associated the mind with the technological fad of the moment.
- She turned the phrase over in her mind, trying to associate this broken city with the word ‘home’.
- This kind of system associates capitalistic criteria with social criteria, which will be in conflict.
- 1.1Connect (something) with something else because they occur together or one produces the other: the environmental problems associated with nuclear wasteMore example sentences
- When dwarf faunas are found in the fossil record, they are invariably associated with times of environmental stress.
- Outcomes, qualities, behaviors and numerous other characteristics are commonly associated with success.
- However, repeated messages about smoking cessation over long periods of time are associated with greater success.
- 1.2 (be associated with) Be involved with: she has been associated with the project from the firstMore example sentences
mix, keep company, mingle, socialize, get together, go around, rub shoulders, fraternize, consort, have dealings; North American rub elbows• informal hobnob, run around, hang out, hang around/round, knock about/around, pal up, pal around, chum around, be thick withBritish • informal hang about
- Well I mean this is a radio program so you can't see all the visuals that were associated with that.
- And so being associated with that, being able to help shape that, was important to me.
- The pub has been associated with the regatta for many years, and became involved in organising it after it was cancelled a couple of years ago.
- 1.3 (associate oneself with) Allow oneself to be connected with or seen to be supportive of: I cannot associate myself with some of the language usedMore example sentences
- So, a word of caution: when making use of this term, recognise what trajectories you are associating yourself with and why.
- Given the present political situation, stars seem to be hesitant to associate themselves with one political group or the other.
- I can see why people don't want to identify with us if this is who they have to associate themselves with.
- 1.4 [no object] Meet or have dealings with someone regarded with disapproval: he began to associate with the MafiaMore example sentences
- This is not the sort of regime we should be associating with, even on the sports field.
- Scarlett should not be associating with such a punk as he.
- When she thinks her oldest child is associating with someone he should not be, she travels and confronts the bad influence.
Pronunciation: /əˈsəʊʃɪət , -sɪət/Back to top
- 1A partner or companion in business or at work: a close associate of the MinisterMore example sentences
partner, colleague, co-worker, fellow worker, workmate, compatriot, comrade, friend, ally, supporter, wingman, confederate, connection, contact, acquaintance; accomplice, accessory, abetter, partner in crime, collaborator, colluder, fellow conspirator, henchman; French confrèreAustralian/New Zealand • informal offsider• archaic compeer
- Once initial contact is made, building a close relationship with business associates is key.
- They don't just put on a dinner jacket, stand up in front of a table of business associates, golf cronies, glittery wives and other people they want to impress and wave their chequebook about.
- Their neighbors, co-workers, business associates, etc., should know.
- 2A person with limited or subordinate membership of an organization: an Associate of the Linnaean SocietyMore example sentences
- Subsequent investigation turned up 22 members and associates of white supremacist organizations in the division's ranks.
- We know you are a member of the Resistance, or at least an associate of the organization.
- The associate's term of membership always expires with the term of the full member, so please remember to coordinate your renewals accordingly.
- 3chiefly Psychology A concept connected with another: the patient was asked to commit to memory a list of five paired associatesMore example sentences
- In this task, listeners heard sets of five paired associates.
- For instance, some experiments have involved the learning of paired associates.
- Two experiments varied the attributes in paired associates lists or sentences.
Pronunciation: /əˈsəʊʃɪət , -sɪət/[attributive] Back to top
- 1Connected with an organization or business: an associate companyMore example sentences
- The Reserve has been in the traditional associate unit business since 1968, where reservists fly and maintain aircraft owned by the active duty.
- Along with its associate organisations in Karnataka's Jungle Lodges and Resorts, it is also spreading eco-logic in a very pragmatic, and entertaining way.
- It has also brought in other international business names such as Gillette and Samsung as associate sponsors.
- 1.1Having shared function or membership but with a lesser status: the associate director of the academyMore example sentences
- The associate membership status has opened the door to a new and untapped market.
- Any new club would now have to apply for associate membership, effectively a probationary period which could last up to three years before full membership is granted.
- The others only qualify for various levels of associate membership.
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- These results indicate that learned predictiveness effects in human causal learning index an associability that is specific to a particular class of outcomes.
- A milieu deeply penetrated by interpersonal distrust forestalls the development of associability and mass membership in associations.
- The associability is determined by ignorance; when ignorance is removed by wisdom, the associability will be transformed into dissociability.
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- Manufacturing plans and operations should be associable to part and feature types.
- The microbial community relationships and the consortial functionality are fundamental to the determination and study of the microbiological components associable with the hydrates.
- Moreover a function associable with such ratios was analysed.
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- Five years passed and his collection of photographs grew until someone spotted a pattern and suggested he could send some to the Royal Photographic Society and seek an associateship.
- She explained that to achieve her associateship, she had to put together a presentation for a panel of judges.
- Funding is available for research grants, spare parts for laboratory equipment, fellowships, associateships, visiting scientists and travel to conferences.
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- In this case, it is a pattern associator type network making use of backpropagation for it's learning rule.
- A pattern associator can be trained to respond with a certain output pattern when presented with an input pattern.
- We discover two new identities in degree 7 satisfied by the associator in every alternative algebra and five new identities in degree 7 satisfied by the associator in the Cayley algebra.
Pronunciation: /əˈsəʊʃɪətʃɪp, əˈsəʊs-/noun
Pronunciation: /əˈsəʊʃɪeɪtə, əˈsəʊs-/noun
late Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'join with in a common purpose'; as an adjective in the sense 'allied'): from Latin associat- 'joined', from the verb associare, from ad- 'to' + socius 'sharing, allied'.