affiliate


1af·fil·i·ate

verb \ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt\

: to closely connect (something or yourself) with or to something (such as a program or organization) as a member or partner

af·fil·i·at·edaf·fil·i·at·ing

Full Definition of AFFILIATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch
b :  to associate as a member <affiliates herself with the local club>
2
:  to trace the origin of
intransitive verb
:  to connect or associate oneself :  combine
af·fil·i·a·tion \-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of AFFILIATE

  1. Their group does not affiliate itself with any political party.

Origin of AFFILIATE

Medieval Latin affiliatus, past participle of affiliare to adopt as a son, from Latin ad- + filius son — more at feminine
First Known Use: 1761

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2af·fil·i·ate

noun \ə-ˈfi-lē-ət, -ˌāt\

: an organization (such as a television station) that is a member of a larger organization (such as a national network)

Full Definition of AFFILIATE

:  an affiliated person or organization

Examples of AFFILIATE

  1. Two of the company's regional affiliates lost money in the past year.
  2. <our local Humane Society is an affiliate of a national organization>

First Known Use of AFFILIATE

1879

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Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe

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