af·​fil·​i·​at·​ed ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce affiliated (audio)
: closely associated with another typically in a dependent or subordinate position
the university and its affiliated medical school

Examples of affiliated in a Sentence

costuming and set design are affiliated arts, both requiring research into the period of the play or film
Recent Examples on the Web This week, the states of Tennessee and Virginia move forward with their pursuit of a preliminary injunction to stop the NCAA from enforcing rules that prevent colleges and their affiliated NIL collectives from paying to recruit unsigned college athletes. Marc Edelman, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 New York City Dance Alliance’s affiliated foundation has directly awarded nearly $5,000,000 in college scholarships and helped facilitate hundreds of additional admission and scholarship offers since its founding in 2010. Margaret Fuhrer, New York Times, 16 Jan. 2024 He has not been heard from since Oct. 7, when Hamas and affiliated groups massacred hundreds of Israeli soldiers and civilians and took around 240 people hostage. Tom Soufi Burridge, ABC News, 22 Dec. 2023 Today, Creativity Explored and its affiliated educational and other programs, serves as a headquarters of sorts for some 130 Bay Area disabled artists, who have gotten their works shown at fairs and in galleries and museums in 14 countries and earned some $2 million in sales in the process. Randy McMullen, The Mercury News, 10 Jan. 2024 Missing records, byzantine spending The state audit began months after the Union-Tribune reported in 2019 on the Inspire network’s financial and organizational practices, which included high-interest borrowing and inter-borrowing among Inspire schools and other affiliated entities. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Dec. 2023 Prosecutors say Demons was in a dispute about creative and financial credit from their work as an affiliated group of rappers. Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, 12 Jan. 2024 Our new affiliated entity pages allow users to easily explore data on each company or person who is responsible for nursing homes, listing all homes associated with that entity and showing recent serious deficiencies — failure to meet care requirements — found at those homes. Ruth Talbot, ProPublica, 20 Dec. 2023 Joe will join Power to the Patients, affiliated organization Patient Rights Advocate, and employers from across the country in meetings with Congressional leaders urging them to seize the momentum and get healthcare price transparency legislation passed and sent to President Biden’s desk. Jem Aswad, Variety, 5 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


from past participle of affiliate entry 1

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of affiliated was in 1767

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“Affiliated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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