Definition of associated in US English:



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

    ‘two associated events’
    • ‘He is also associated with the development of a drug called campath, which is more friendly to patients.’
    • ‘We're wondering if that's still a big hit over there and we are wondering if you're associated with it at all.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm sure it's because they are so associated with women.’
    • ‘Some political leaders are also associated with these officers.’
    • ‘Somehow, they have feelings of solitude and loss after leaving the working environment they were closely associated with for so long.’
    • ‘A pretty woman was always associated with money, which was thought to be the root of any disaster.’
    • ‘One would expect that dragonflies are already flagship species of wetlands and freshwater, with which they are closely associated.’
    • ‘When the image of a woman is frequently associated with disaster, it also carries more complicated and sacred significance.’
    • ‘They are also associated with different regions in the country.’
    • ‘At the heart of his motivation was a desire to change the stereotype with which he was associated, to force a revision of opinions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She was never associated with skimpy bathing suits, low cut gowns and short dresses.’
    • ‘They were often associated with prisoners, gangsters and other low-class groups.’
    • ‘Migrant workers often have to suffer being despised and laughed at and they are also associated with shabby clothes, vulgar behaviour and criminal activity.’
    • ‘Maybe it's a psychological thing, something to do with the dangerous, rugged lifestyle with which he is closely associated.’
    • ‘The association has 27 full members and three associated members, which are the branches of three foreign banks 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.’
    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.
      • ‘Representatives from various associated agencies and courts from around the country concerned with children's welfare were in attendance.’
      • ‘The investment vehicle was also wrongly accused of being under investigation for a deferred interest loan made to an associated company.’
      • ‘Are changes to names of associated companies or organizations often the reason for a revision, or is content more important?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘These include associated companies' relief and relief for reconstructions or amalgamations of companies.’
      • ‘In some cases this is not that obvious, because they use an associated company with a different name to market the products.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Yes, most of the companies are now associated with major publicly held mega-corporations and must report much of what they do publicly.’
      • ‘An employee only gets one basic exemption for the same job or the same employer, including any associated employer.’
      • ‘The share of profit from associated companies was down 25.09 per cent to $394.9 million.’
      • ‘Rather a string of parent, subsidiary, sub-subsidiary, and associated companies exist behind a single name.’
      • ‘One company was tenant and the other, an associated company, was a licensee of the other.’
      • ‘Adjustments will be made to these limits where companies have associated companies and for accounting periods of less than 12 months.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      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.
      • ‘In its natural form it also has a couple of water molecules associated with the molecule.’
      • ‘Accordingly we distinguish between permanently internal and temporarily associated water molecules.’
      • ‘Two general types of internal waters are distinguished: permanently internal and temporarily associated waters.’
      • ‘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.’