Synonyms and Antonyms of association
1 the state of having shared interests or efforts (as in social or business matters) <the public television station is producing the series in association with a foundation for the arts> Synonyms affiliation, alliance, collaboration, confederation, connection, cooperation, hookup, liaison, linkup, partnership, relation, relationship, tie-up, union Related Words business, dealings, interaction; exchange, interconnection, interrelation, mutualism, reciprocity, symbiosis; incorporation, integration, merger, unification; affinity, attachment, closeness, intimacy, rapport, sympathy; kinship, oneness, solidarity, togetherness, unity; colleagueship, companionship, company, fellowship; bed, cahoots, league Near Antonyms breakup, dissolution, disunion; division, parting, separation, severance, split; alienation, divorce, estrangement Antonyms disaffiliation, dissociation
2 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest <all associations meeting on town property must be registered with and approved by the registrar's office> Synonyms board, brotherhood, chamber, club, college, congress, consortium, council, fellowship, fraternity, guild (also gild), institute, institution, league, order, organization, society, sodality Related Words collective, commune, community, cooperative; alliance, bloc, camp, coalition, partnership; body, cadre, group; circle, clan, clique, coterie, junta, junto, klatch (also klatsch), lot, set; crew, outfit, party, squad, team; branch, chapter, local; faithful, fold, membership; sisterhood, sorority; cabal, camarilla, camorra, confederacy, conspiracy; band, gang, ring; cartel, combine, syndicate
3 the fact or state of having something in common <what's the association between cat hair and my allergic reaction to certain proteins?> Synonyms affinity, connection, bearing, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationshipRelated Words correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondenceNear Antonyms variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness
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