Meaning of ASSOCIATED in English
/ əˈsəʊʃieɪtɪd; -sieɪt-; NAmE əˈsoʊ-/ adjective
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.
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.
Associated used in the name of a business company that is made up of a number of smaller companies :
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005