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be associated with something

phrasal verb with associate
 
/əˈsoʊ·ʃiˌeɪt, əˈsoʊ·siˌeɪt/ verb ( present participle associating, past tense and past participle associated)
to be caused by something: There are many health problems associated with smoking.
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