a formal organization of people or groups of people
"he joined the Modern Language Association"
the act of consorting with or joining with others
"you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
"his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
association, connection, connexion(noun)
the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
"conditioning is a form of learning by association"
affiliation, association, tie, tie-up(noun)
a social or business relationship
"a valuable financial affiliation"; "he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team"; "many close associations with England"
a relation resulting from interaction or dependence
"flints were found in association with the prehistoric remains of the bear"; "the host is not always injured by association with a parasite"
(chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding
(ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
English Synonyms and Antonyms
We speak of an alliance of nations, a club of pleasure-seekers, a community of Shakers, a company of soldiers or of friends, a confederacy, confederation, federation, or union of separate states under one general government, a partnership or company of business men, a conjunction of planets. The whole body of Freemasons constitute a fraternity; one of their local organizations is called a lodge. A corporation or company is formed for purposes of business; an association or society (tho also incorporated) is for learning, literature, benevolence, religion, etc. Compare ASSOCIATE; ACQUAINTANCE; FRIENDSHIP.
alliance, club, community, companionship, company, confederacy, confederation, conjunction, connection, corporation, familiarity, federation, fellowship, fraternity, friendship, lodge, participation, partnership, society, union
An association of scholars for the advancement of knowledge; association with the good is ennobling.
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How to use association in a sentence?
We commend Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association for promoting treatment and recovery for those suffering from the disease of addiction and opioid misuse, we appreciate the example that a trusted and beloved American institution is setting for others.
The Legislative Correspondents Association (LCA), made up of dozens of reporters and editors from various news outlets who cover the state Capitol in Albany, sent a letter Monday requesting Cuomo allow reporters to ask at least one follow-up question; diversify which reporters are selected for questions by taking into account race, ethnicity, gender and age; and alert news outlets at least two hours in advance of his public appearances.
In addition to genetic differences, disparities between ethnic groups in psychological, cultural and socioeconomic barriers to diet and exercise may contribute to the observed association and benefit (or lack thereof) between ethnicity and erectile function.
I had worked at the University of St. Andrews, over 25 years ago during 1985-88, as an academic staff and a research fellow at the Department of Chemistry. Those were the most wonderful and highly productive three and half years of my life. I was fortunate to work in association with one of the genius Scientists in the UK (Professor David Cole-Hamilton) at the most beautiful place in the world, St. Andrews. My research work had led to various patents and publications, creating a notable mark of distinction that stll makes me extremely proud. University of St. Andrews is not only the oldest and highly prestigious University in the world, but also the Crème de la crème, best of the best, and cut above the rest! My Best Wishes from USA, to University of St. Andrews. Mòran taing, Alma Mater.
Now that doesn't excuse the fact that I know the Castro regime has been a brutal regime to its people, i know that there is not freedom of press, freedom of association.
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- associacióCatalan, Valencian
- sdružení, asociaceCzech
- Verein, Assoziation, VerbandGerman
- ystävystyminen, yhdistyneisyys, seuranpito, järjestäytyminen, järjestyneisyys, mielleyhtymä, yhdessäolo, liittolaisuus, kaveruus, liittyminen, liittäminen, yhteys, jäsenyys, seurustelu, kumppanuus, järjestö, ystävyys, yhtyminen, assosiaatio, yhdistys, liittoutuminen, yhdistyminen, toveruus, yhdistäminen, yhteen liittyminen, järjestäytyneisyysFinnish
- cumann, comhchaidreamhIrish
- társítás, egyesület, asszociáció, társulatHungarian
- 連想, 関連付け, 協会Japanese
- vereniging, verbinding, associatieDutch
- foreiningNorwegian Nynorsk
- współpraca, stowarzyszenie, związekPolish
- organização, associação, associamentoPortuguese
- asociație, asociereRomanian
- сообщество, объединение, ассоциация, товарищество, соединение, союзRussian
- sällskap, koppling, förbund, sammanslutning, association, kår, klubb, förening, fSwedish
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