Definition of associated in English:



  • 1(of a person or thing) connected with something else.

    ‘two associated events’
    • ‘Migrant workers often have to suffer being despised and laughed at and they are also associated with shabby clothes, vulgar behaviour and criminal activity.’
    • ‘However, these days he's more associated with New York's downtown scene, where he has become a key player since relocating there in the late 1970s.’
    • ‘A pretty woman was always associated with money, which was thought to be the root of any disaster.’
    • ‘He is also associated with the development of a drug called campath, which is more friendly to patients.’
    • ‘When the image of a woman is frequently associated with disaster, it also carries more complicated and sacred significance.’
    • ‘They were often associated with prisoners, gangsters and other low-class groups.’
    • ‘I'm sure it's because they are so associated with women.’
    • ‘She was never associated with skimpy bathing suits, low cut gowns and short dresses.’
    • ‘They are also associated with different regions in the country.’
    • ‘Perhaps it's understandable, seeing as he's associated with one of the grumpiest cultural icons in the history of humanity.’
    • ‘Some of the families are still associated with the show.’
    • ‘Somehow, they have feelings of solitude and loss after leaving the working environment they were closely associated with for so long.’
    • ‘We're wondering if that's still a big hit over there and we are wondering if you're associated with it at all.’
    • ‘Maybe it's a psychological thing, something to do with the dangerous, rugged lifestyle with which he is closely associated.’
    • ‘Some political leaders are also associated with these officers.’
    • ‘At the heart of his motivation was a desire to change the stereotype with which he was associated, to force a revision of opinions.’
    • ‘One would expect that dragonflies are already flagship species of wetlands and freshwater, with which they are closely associated.’
    • ‘The association has 27 full members and three associated members, which are the branches of three foreign banks in the country.’
    • ‘Do you find casting calls difficult, as you're so associated with her?’
    • ‘It is also planned to include some of the associated families as well.’
    related, connected, linked, correlated, analogous, similar, alike, kindred, corresponding
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    1. 1.1 (of a company) connected or amalgamated with another company or companies.
      • ‘Adjustments will be made to these limits where companies have associated companies and for accounting periods of less than 12 months.’
      • ‘These include associated companies' relief and relief for reconstructions or amalgamations of companies.’
      • ‘The investment vehicle was also wrongly accused of being under investigation for a deferred interest loan made to an associated company.’
      • ‘Yes, most of the companies are now associated with major publicly held mega-corporations and must report much of what they do publicly.’
      • ‘Representatives from various associated agencies and courts from around the country concerned with children's welfare were in attendance.’
      • ‘Its subsidiaries and associated companies are located in more than 30 countries.’
      • ‘He's been the biggest operator by far: he and his myriad associated companies; it's quite a network.’
      • ‘A network of associated businesses - from publishing to sugar - help top up the school's coffers.’
      • ‘Thirdly, about 75 per cent of the firm's deposits were maintained by its shareholders and by its subsidiary and associated companies.’
      • ‘Rather a string of parent, subsidiary, sub-subsidiary, and associated companies exist behind a single name.’
      • ‘An employee only gets one basic exemption for the same job or the same employer, including any associated employer.’
      • ‘One company was tenant and the other, an associated company, was a licensee of the other.’
      • ‘Are changes to names of associated companies or organizations often the reason for a revision, or is content more important?’
      • ‘The share of profit from associated companies was down 25.09 per cent to $394.9 million.’
      • ‘Create an atmosphere for those working in the government and their associated agencies that they are working for the people of Canada, and serve at the pleasure of the voter.’
      • ‘While £100,000 is a substantial sum of money, in the context of the total business done by the applicants and their associated companies it is not large.’
      • ‘In some cases this is not that obvious, because they use an associated company with a different name to market the products.’
      affiliated, allied, integrated, amalgamated, incorporated, federated, confederated, syndicated, unified, connected, interconnected, related, linked, joined, bound
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    2. 1.2Chemistry (of liquids) in which the molecules are held together by hydrogen bonding or other weak interaction.
      • ‘Accordingly we distinguish between permanently internal and temporarily associated water molecules.’
      • ‘Their simulations suggest that the more flexible structures have fewer associated water molecules and counterions.’
      • ‘In phospholipid membranes these loosely associated water molecules are in fast exchange with the bulk water phase.’
      • ‘Two general types of internal waters are distinguished: permanently internal and temporarily associated waters.’
      • ‘In its natural form it also has a couple of water molecules associated with the molecule.’