Meaning of ASSOCIATED in English

ASSOCIATED

/ əˈsəʊʃieɪtɪd; -sieɪt-; NAmE əˈsoʊ-/ adjective

1.

if 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

SYN connected :

Salaries and associated costs have risen substantially.

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.

Associated used in the name of a business company that is made up of a number of smaller companies :

Associated Newspapers

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.