Proper Pronunciation Guide

associate

so͜u siət] adj

so͜u sie͜it] verb

Tips:

  • Pronounce the letter “a” in the last syllable as the weak schwa vowel
    /ə/ when this word is used as a noun or adjective.
  • Pronounce the letter “a” in the last syllable like the name of the letter “a”
    /e͜i/ when the word is used as a verb.
  • Pronounce the letters “ss” as
    /s/ and stress the second syllable in both forms of the word.

Practice Sentences:

He is an associate professor of linguistics.
She works for John Rogers and Associates.
He didn't want to have his name associated with their product.
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