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Definition of associate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//‑siət//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1(often in titles) of a lower rank, having fewer rights in a particular profession or organization associate membership in the club an associate member/director/editor She was only the associate producer of the movie.
  2. 2joined to or connected with a profession or an organization an associate company in Japan
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