Shriver gained prominence from his association with his in-laws, but that did not bring political success.
It was glitz by association, a classic case study on how to package foreign stars as A-list American celebrities.
Even though I sympathize with the plight of publishers—and share it by association as a writer—as a reader, I am without pity.
Delta is a Platinum Global Partner, ranking them among the highest-level contributors to the association.
Here was worthiness by association, a father judged by the virtues of the son.
association of ideas is a nursing mother to the fertility of authorship.
What was Solomon White's association with the Boundary gang, she could only guess.
During the year the membership of the association more than doubled.
We are led by suggestion and association to believe that there must be wisdom and utility in what all do.
Would our great lords tolerate, even for a few hours, the association with honest fellows of this stamp?
1530s, "action of coming together," from Medieval Latin associationem (nominative associatio), noun of action from past participle stem of associare (see associate). Meaning "a body of persons with a common purpose" is from 1650s. Meaning "mental connection" is from 1680s; that of "quality or thing called to mind by something else" is from 1810.
association as·so·ci·a·tion (ə-sō'sē-ā'shən, -shē-)
A connection of persons, things, or ideas by some common factor; union.
A functional connection of two ideas, events, or psychological phenomena established through learning or experience.