asociar
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asociar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to connect)
a. to associate
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
En una investigación se preguntó a niños qué emociones asociaban con el color rojo.A research study asked children what emotions they associated with the color red.
b. to link
La inflamación de encías está asociada con el mal cepillado de los dientes.Inflammation of the gums is linked to inadequate brushing of the teeth.
2. (commerce)
a. to take into partnership
Mi abuelo asoció a su hijo en el negocio familiar antes de morir.My grandfather took his son into partnership in the family business before he died.
asociarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to become partners)
a. to go into partnership
Carlos se asoció con Miguel para crear su propia empresa.Carlos went into partnership with Miguel to set up their own company.
4. (to enrol; used with "a")
a. to become a member of
Hungría se asoció a la Unión Europea en 2004.Hungary became a member of the European Union in 2004.
b. to join
Míriam y yo decidimos asociarnos a un grupo de lectura.Miriam and I decided to join a reading group.
5. (to come together)
a. to combine
Estas células se asocian para formar un nuevo tipo de célula.These cells combine to form a new type of cell.
6. (to join forces)
a. to join together
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
Las dos fuerzas políticas se asociaron para que el nuevo partido no llegara al poder.The two political forces joined together to stop the new party getting into power.
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asociar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (relacionar)
a. to associate
2. (commerce)
a. to take into partnership
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to form a partnership
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asociar
transitive verb
1 (relacionar) to associate; connect
se trata de asociar imágenes y números it's all about associating o connecting images and numbers
se trata de asociar conceptos que estén relacionados
di con la solución asociando ideas I came up with the solution by making (logical) connections; asociar algo con algo to associate sth with sth; connect sth with sth; asocio el azahar con Andalucía I associate o connect orange blossom with Andalusia; no quiero que me asocien con él I don't want to be associated with him; me suena, pero no puedo asociarlo con nada I know him, but I don't know where from o but I can't place him; asociar algo a algo to link sth with o to sth; asocian este gen al cáncer de mama this gene is linked with o to breast cancer
hay que asociar el evento al entorno social no se le puede asociar a ningún movimiento cultural
2 (Com) (Economía) to take into partnership
ha asociado su empresa a una multinacional. ha asociado a su hijo a la empresa
3 (unir) [+recursos] to pool; put together
pronominal verb
asociarse
1
asociarse (con) to join together (with); join forces (with); los sindicatos de izquierda se asociaron the left-wing trade unions joined together o joined forces
2 (Com) (Economía)
asociarse (con) to go into partnership (with)
las dos empresas se han asociado nuestra empresa se asociará con su antigua rival
3
asociarse a algo to join sth; become a member of sth; Grecia buscaba asociarse a la UE Greece was seeking to join o become a member of the EU
4 [+circunstancias, hechos] to combine
se asociaron ciertos factores que llevaron a la guerra
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