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Translation of associate in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /əˈsoʊsiˌeɪt/
, /əˈsoʊʃiˌeɪt/
British English: /əˈsəʊʃɪeɪt/
, /əˈsəʊsɪeɪt/
  • 1.1 (involve, connect) (usually passive) she was associated with the movement
    estaba vinculada al movimiento
    he refused to be associated with the scheme
    no quiso tener nada que ver con el asunto
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (link in mind)

intransitive verb

American English: /əˈsoʊsiˌeɪt/
, /əˈsoʊʃiˌeɪt/
British English: /əˈsəʊʃɪeɪt/
, /əˈsəʊsɪeɪt/
  • to associate (with somebody)
    relacionarse (con alguien)


American English: /əˈsoʊʃiət/
British English: /əˈsəʊʃɪət/
, /əˈsəʊsɪət/
  • 1.1 (in business, profession) a business associate
    un asociado ( or socio etc)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (member of professional body)
    colegiado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)
    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.
    1.3 (in US legal firm)
    (abogado que aún no es socio de un bufete)


American English: /əˈsoʊʃiət/
British English: /əˈsəʊʃɪət/
, /əˈsəʊsɪət/
  • (before noun)
    no numerario
    (director/editor/professor) (American English)
    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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