as·​so·​ci·​at·​ed ə-ˈsō-shē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce associated (audio)
: joined together often in a working relationship
On April 29, 2016, the Firm completed the spin-off of Quorum Health Corporation ("QHC"), comprised of 38 associated hospitals and related outpatient services in 16 states …Mack Mortenson
: related, connected, or combined together
a computer terminal and its associated printer
The Two Arms Curl develops the arm flexors … and associated muscle groups.Philip J. Rasch

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Reefs support millions of organisms and associated microorganisms, Planes said, yet the extent of that biodiversity has not been fully explored. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 2 June 2023 Guinea’s government says hundreds of square miles once used for farming have been acquired by mining companies for their operations and associated roads, railways and ports. Cate Brown, Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2023 Under the order, internet service providers must disable access to these sites and their associated domains. Patrick Frater, Variety, 18 Apr. 2023 In addition to paying the fines, the company has agreed to remove the tanks and clean up any associated contamination, EPA said. Yereth Rosen, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Apr. 2023 Requests for repatriation and associated funerary objects may be submitted to Meg Cook at TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive WT11C, Knoxville, TN, 37902-1401. Paul Gattis |, al, 29 Mar. 2023 Have any involvement in the business, governance, or activities of either the NBA or WNBA, including attending or participating in meetings of either league’s Board (and their associated Board committees). Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 25 Feb. 2023 When culturally unidentified remains and associated funerary objects are transferred to tribal control through geographic affiliation instead of cultural affiliation. Ash Ngu, ProPublica, 3 Feb. 2023 The objective of the year-end financial close is to list all the action items that need to be completed, with associated dates, and which members of the accounting team (or others in the company) are responsible for them. Yec, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of associated was in 1611

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“Associated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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