Thesaurus

association

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of association

  1. 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 of association affiliation, alliance, collaboration, confederation, connection, cooperation, hookup, liaison, linkup, partnership, relation, relationship, tie-up, union Words Related to association 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 of association breakup, dissolution, disunion; division, parting, separation, severance, split; alienation, divorce, estrangement Antonyms of association disaffiliation, dissociation

  2. 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 of association board, brotherhood, chamber, club, college, congress, consortium, council, fellowship, fraternity, guild (also gild), institute, institution, league, order, organization, society, sodality Words Related to association 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. 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 of association affinity, connection, bearing, kinship, liaison, linkage, relation, relationshipWords Related to association correlation, interrelation; materiality, pertinence, relevance; bond, link, tie; affiliation, alliance, union; identicalness, sameness; alikeness, community, likeness, resemblance, similarity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondenceNear Antonyms of association variability, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness



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