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affiliate

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verb af·fil·i·ate \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt \

Definition of affiliate

affiliated; affiliating
transitive verb
1 a :to bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch
  • The medical school is affiliated with a hospital.
b :to associate as a member
  • affiliates herself with the local club
2 :to trace the origin of
  • affiliated Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to earlier plays
intransitive verb
:to connect or associate oneself :combine
  • refused to affiliate with any political party

affiliation

play \-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of affiliate in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of affiliate from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of affiliate

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


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affiliate

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noun af·fil·i·ate \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ət , -ˌāt \

Definition of affiliate

:an affiliated person or organization
  • the network's local affiliates

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

Recent Examples of affiliate from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of affiliate

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AFFILIATE Defined for English Language Learners

affiliate

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Definition of affiliate for English Language Learners

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


affiliate

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noun

Definition of affiliate for English Language Learners

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


AFFILIATE Defined for Kids

affiliate

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verb af·fil·i·ate \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt \

Definition of affiliate for Students

affiliated; affiliating
: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

affiliated; affiliating
transitive verb
1 :to bring or receive into close association as a member or division
2 :to join or associate as a member or division
intransitive verb
:to connect or associate oneself usually used with with
  • has just affiliated with the huge corporation

affiliation

play \ə-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun

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affiliate

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noun af·fil·i·ate \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ət \

legal Definition of affiliate

: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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