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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: associate /əˈsəʊsiˌeɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyassociate
he/she/itassociates
present participleassociating
past tenseassociated
past participleassociated
  1. to form a connection in your mind between different people or things

    How do humans associate these seemingly opposed ideas?

    associate something with someone/something:

    The study found that many people associate science with masculinity.

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