Focus on the pronunciation of associate
English definition of “associate”
/əˈsəʊsiət/ adjective [before noun]
› WORKPLACE used in some job titles where someone does the job described but does not have all the responsibilities of the main position: associate editor/director/lawyer
› used to describe a person, country, company, etc. that is a member of an organization but does not have all the rights given to a normal member: The firm's application for associate membership of the FSA was approved.
associate member › a member of an organization who does not have all the rights given to normal members: The board elected 18 foreign associate members who hold no voting rights.