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affiliate

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verb, af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt\

Simple Definition of affiliate

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of affiliate

affiliatedaffiliating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to trace the origin of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to connect or associate oneself :  combine

affiliationplay \-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of affiliate in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with affiliate

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affiliate

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noun af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ət, -ˌāt\

Simple Definition of affiliate

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of affiliate

  1. :  an affiliated person or organization

Examples of affiliate in a sentence

  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>



1879

First Known Use of affiliate

1879

Other Broadcasting Terms


AFFILIATE Defined for Kids

affiliate

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verb af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt\

Definition of affiliate for Students

affiliatedaffiliating

  1. :  to associate as a member or partner <The spokesperson has long been affiliated with the charity.>




Law Dictionary

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affiliate

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verb af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt\

Legal Definition of affiliate

affiliatedaffiliating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring or receive into close association as a member or division

  3. 2 :  to join or associate as a member or division

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to connect or associate oneself —usually used with with <has just affiliated with the huge corporation>

affiliation \ə-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\ play noun



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affiliate

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noun af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ət\

Legal Definition of affiliate

  1. :  an affiliated person or organization; specifically :  a business entity effectively controlling or controlled by another or associated with others under common ownership or control — compare parent 2, subsidiary





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