I have two items that bear a certain connection, and I want to describe this connection using the word "associated".
If I want to say that A is associated with B, does this imply that B is greater/more important than A? Or can I just as well say that B is associated with A?
As an example, I could say:
I am associated with Company X.
but it seems wrong to say
Company X is associated with me.
But is it OK to say something like
I am associated with my team mate
(where the two of us are equals)?