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English definition of “be associated with sth”

be associated with sth

phrasal verb with associate     /əˈsəʊ.si.eɪt/ US  /-ˈsoʊ-/ verb [T]
B2 If problems or dangers are associated with a particular thing or action, they are caused by it: The cancer risks associated with smoking have been well documented.Causing things to happen
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