Definition of associated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    associated

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//əˈsəʊʃieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈsoʊʃieɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//əˈsəʊsieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈsoʊsieɪtɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1  if one thing is associated with another, the two things are connected because they happen together or one thing causes the other synonym connected the risks associated with taking drugs Salaries and associated costs have risen substantially.
  2. 2  if 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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