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- enPR: əsō'shiāt or əsō'siāt
- (UK) IPA (key): /əˈsəʊʃieɪt/ or /əˈsəʊsieɪt/, SAMPA: /@"s@USieIt/ or /@"s@UsieIt/
- (US) IPA (key): /əˈsoʊʃieɪt/ or /əˈsoʊsieɪt/, SAMPA: /@"soUSieIt/ or /@"soUsieIt/
Audio (US) (file)
- noun (may also apply to the verb)
- enPR: əsō'shiət or əsō'siət
- (UK) IPA (key): /əˈsəʊʃiət/ or /əˈsəʊsiət/, SAMPA: /@"s@USi@t/ or /@"s@Usi@t/
- (US) IPA (key): /əˈsoʊʃiət/ or /əˈsoʊsiət/, SAMPA: /@"soUSi@t/ or /@"soUsi@t/
Audio (US) (file) Audio 2 (US) (file)
- (transitive) If you associate two things, you think of them as being connected in some way.
- People often associate Einstein with science, but he was also a man of peace.
- I associate Thailand with spicy food and beautiful beaches.
- (intransitive) If you associate with someone else, you spend time with them.
- Parents are often afraid of their children associating with the wrong group of friends.
- (countable) An associate is somebody that you do business or work with.
- I have an associate who might be interested in your product.
- An associate member, professor, producer, etc. is one who is connected but at a lower level.
- She spent years as an associate professor before becoming a full professor in 1997.