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 association meets four times a year.

PREPOSITION
association for

a professional association for music teachers

2 relationship between people/organizations
ADJECTIVE
close
free

It was to be a free association of equal partners.

loose

a loose association of sovereign states

long, long-standing
personal
VERB + ASSOCIATION
form
maintain

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

PREPOSITION
in association with (= together with)

The book was published in association with the university.

association between

the association between the two countries

association with

His association with such criminals can only destroy him.

PHRASES
freedom of association

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

3 connection between things
ADJECTIVE
clear, close, direct, intimate, strong

a close association between the two nations

loose
early, long, traditional
formal
free

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

VERB + ASSOCIATION
have

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

form

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

demonstrate, find, prove, show

The research showed an association between diet and various diseases.

examine, observe
PREPOSITION
by association

Dogs learn mainly by association.

in association with (= together with)

We are working in association with several NGOs.

association between

a clear association between good health and regular exercise

association with

the traditional association of the Democrats with minority interests

PHRASES
guilty by association, tainted by association

He was considered tainted by association with the corrupt regime.

4 associations feelings/memories
ADJECTIVE
strong
happy, pleasant, positive
negative
cultural, historical, literary

Tourists visit the city for its historical associations.

VERB + ASSOCIATIONS
have, hold (BrE)

Does the name ‘Baxter’ have any associations for you?

evoke, trigger

The smell of fresh bread triggers all kinds of associations for me.

PREPOSITION
association for

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