Definition of associated adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    associated

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//əˈsoʊʃiˌeɪt̮əd//
     
    , NAmE//‑siˌeɪ‑//
     
     
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  1. 1if one thing is associated with another, the two things are connected because they happen together or one thing causes the other the risks associated with taking drugs synonym connected Salaries and associated costs have risen substantially.
  2. 2if a person is associated with an organization, etc., they support it He no longer wished to be associated with the party's policy on education.
  3. 3Associated used in the name of a business company that is made up of a number of smaller companies Associated Newspapers
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