Translation of "associate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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associateverb [ T ]

uk /əˈsəʊ.si.eɪt/ us /əˈsoʊ.ʃi.eɪt/

C1 to connect someone or something in your mind with someone or something else

Most people associate this brand with good quality. 大多数人把这个品牌和优质联系在一起。

More examples

  • Most people associate troglodytes with prehistoric times, but troglodyte communities still exist in Tunisia and China.
  • Both politicians have been closely associated with the movement for some time.
  • He has been associated with some dubious characters.
  • I am happy, indeed proud, to be associated with this project.
  • One or two of the earlier photos reveal an intriguing androgyny not normally associated with the actress.

associatenoun [ C ]

uk /əˈsəʊ.ʃi.ət/ us /əˈsoʊ.ʃi.ət/

associate noun [ C ] (FRIEND)

someone who is closely connected to another person as a companion, friend, or business partner

A close associate of the author denied reports that she had cancer. 作者的一个密友否认了她患癌症的报道。
a business associate 生意伙伴

More examples

  • We entertain a lot of people, mainly business associates of my wife's.
  • Only close friends and associates were invited.
  • The book, written by a former associate, attacked the president's style of government.
  • I'd like you to meet a business associate of mine.
  • Former associates of the dictator were forced to testify against him.

associate noun [ C ] (QUALIFICATION)

US someone who holds an associate's degree

an associate of arts 文科准学士

associateadjective [ before noun ]

uk /əˈsəʊ.si.ət/ us /əˈsoʊ.ʃi.ət/

used in the title of a person whose rank is slightly lower or less complete than the full official position described

an associate member of an organization 一个组织的准会员
associate director/producer 副导演/制片人

(Translation of “associate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)