Meaning of ASSOCIATION in English

ASSOCIATION

noun

1 an organization

ADJECTIVE

▪ international , local , national , regional , state

▪ non-profit ( esp. AmE ), private , public , voluntary

▪ arts , business , community , constituency ( in the UK ), consumer , housing , industry , library , neighbourhood/neighborhood , parent-teacher , political , professional , student , trade , etc.

ASSOCIATION + VERB

▪ meet

The ~ meets four times a year.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

a professional ~ for music teachers

2 relationship between people/organizations

ADJECTIVE

▪ close

▪ free

It was to be a free ~ of equal partners.

▪ loose

a loose ~ of sovereign states

▪ long , long-standing

▪ personal

VERB + ASSOCIATION

▪ form

▪ maintain

They have maintained a close ~ with a college in the US.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~ with (= together with)

The book was published in ~ with the university.

▪ ~ between

the ~ between the two countries

▪ ~ with

His ~ with such criminals can only destroy him.

PHRASES

▪ freedom of ~

One of the most important political freedoms is freedom of ~.

3 connection between things

ADJECTIVE

▪ clear , close , direct , intimate , strong

a close ~ between the two nations

▪ loose

▪ early , long , traditional

▪ formal

▪ free

the technique of free ~, in which the patient is encouraged to say the first thing that comes to mind

VERB + ASSOCIATION

▪ have

The city has had a long ~ with the mining industry.

▪ form

The dog forms an ~ between the action and the reward.

▪ demonstrate , find , prove , show

The research showed an ~ between diet and various diseases.

▪ examine , observe

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~

Dogs learn mainly by ~.

▪ in ~ with (= together with)

We are working in ~ with several NGOs.

▪ ~ between

a clear ~ between good health and regular exercise

▪ ~ with

the traditional ~ of the Democrats with minority interests

PHRASES

▪ guilty by ~ , tainted by ~

He was considered tainted by ~ with the corrupt regime.

4 associations feelings/memories

ADJECTIVE

▪ strong

▪ happy , pleasant , positive

▪ negative

▪ cultural , historical , literary

Tourists visit the city for its historical ~s.

VERB + ASSOCIATIONS

▪ have , hold ( BrE )

Does the name ‘Baxter’ have any ~s for you?

▪ evoke , trigger

The smell of fresh bread triggers all kinds of ~s for me.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .