af·​fil·​i·​at·​ed | \ -lē-ˌā-təd \

Definition of affiliated

: closely associated with another typically in a dependent or subordinate position the university and its affiliated medical school

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Synonyms & Antonyms for affiliated


akin, allied, kindred, related



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Examples of affiliated in a Sentence

costuming and set design are affiliated arts, both requiring research into the period of the play or film

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Donald Trump disclosed Monday that his campaign and affiliated committees have raised at least $106 million — an enormous sum that exceeds what any of his predecessors amassed so early in their presidencies. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Seattle Times, "Trump reelection campaign has $100 million head start over Democrats," 16 Oct. 2018 Through May 29, the party and its affiliated super PAC have spent more than $4 million trying to help avert a shut out in those three districts, both by promoting the two candidates and hitting Republicans like Baugh. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Democrats on edge in California congressional races," 1 June 2018 Pence’s loyal participation in the America First Policies events signals to deep-pocketed donors that the affiliated super PAC is the blessed vehicle for their money. Astead Herndon,, "Vice President Mike Pence finds refuge on the road," 23 Mar. 2018 Photo: Steve Remich for The Wall Street Journal To combat those feelings, New York City’s Department for the Aging steps up its mental-health programming in affiliated senior centers like the one in Sunnyside and about two dozen others. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "At Senior Centers, Holiday Cheer Is Targeted to Particular Age Issues," 9 Dec. 2018 The regional Burner community, whose events are officially sanctioned by the Burning Man organization at large, might not be well known to outsiders, but there are dozens of affiliated Burning Man events on multiple continents. Bridget Read, Vogue, "At Burning Man, #MeToo Is More Complicated Than You Think," 28 Aug. 2018 Their effort is based at Te Puea Marae, a complex of traditional buildings that serves as an ancestral home for affiliated Maori people, as well as a community center used for funerals and public meetings. New York Times, "As Housing Prices Soar, New Zealand Tackles a Surge in Homelessness," 22 June 2018 The Islamic State, which was not part of the truce, claimed responsibility for the bombing on their affiliated news website. Pamela Constable, Washington Post, "Afghanistan extends cease-fire with Taliban as fighters celebrate Eid with civilians," 16 June 2018 Walmart’s PAC has donated more than $2 million to other PACs and candidates for this election season, 51 percent of which has gone to Republican-affiliated groups and nominees, and 40 percent to Democrats. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "Cindy Hyde-Smith called for a “front row” seat at a lynching. Now donors want their money back.," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of affiliated

1767, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affiliated

from past participle of affiliate entry 1

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