affiliate

verb
af·fil·i·ate | \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt \
affiliated; affiliating

Definition of affiliate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

affiliate

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

Definition of affiliate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other words from affiliate

Verb

affiliation \ə-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən \ noun

Synonyms for affiliate

Synonyms: Noun

branch, cell, chapter, council, local

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Examples of affiliate in a Sentence

Verb

Their group does not affiliate itself with any political party.

Noun

Two of the company's regional affiliates lost money in the past year. our local Humane Society is an affiliate of a national organization
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Taylor was wearing a red hat with the letter C on it, which the deputies took as a sign he was affiliated with the gang. Joel Rubin, latimes.com, "After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department," 10 July 2018 Conrad was killed by a mortar blast on June 8 in Somalia during an attack by al-Shabaab, a terrorist group affiliated with Al Qaeda. Brenna Bailey, azcentral, "Fallen Chandler soldier, Sgt. Alexander Conrad, was a 'hero,' brother says," 30 June 2018 In Somalia, the Shabab, a militant group affiliated with Al Qaeda, kidnapped more than 1,600 children to replenish its fighting force. Satoshi Sugiyama, New York Times, "U.N. Reports Sharp Increase in Children Killed or Maimed in Conflicts," 27 June 2018 They were not affiliated with Providence Day, the school said. Jane Wester, charlotteobserver, "A Providence Day student is dead one week after Buenos Aires bus crash," 24 June 2018 An entity affiliated with Tranquility Development Group, which has its sign on the lot across the street, is under contract to buy the property. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Unique Montrose property sold to developer," 1 May 2018 An investment group affiliated with Joseph bought the lots in July for $887,800, according to those records. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Robert Joseph proposes large apartment building for Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward," 23 Apr. 2018 The state attorney general's website shows a charity group named PeaceThunder affiliated with Aghdan was dissolved at her request in 2011. CBS News, "YouTube shooting: Nasim Aghdam's videos central to suspected motive," 5 Apr. 2018 Indeed, the protesters—who were organized by activists ranging in age from 14 to 23 involved with Youth Empower, a group affiliated with the Women’s March—want political change. Isabel Fattal, The Atlantic, "What Will the Nationwide School Walkouts Accomplish?," 14 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The man had driven from Texas and made his climb to the summit on Thursday, CBS Portland affiliate KOIN reports. CBS News, "Man rescued from Mount Hood after climbing it to kill himself, authorities say," 13 July 2018 Central Florida has a 30 percent chance of rain, with a high temperature expected of about 94 degrees, according to meteorologists at Fox affiliate WOFL-Ch. Stephen Ruiz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando weather: Heat again is on, and so is chance of rain," 13 July 2018 Once again, the IDNYC, the identification of New York City, was not enough for the guards of a military base in our area,’’ wrote a New York Telemundo affiliate. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "July 4th visit to their soldier son-in-law lands couple in ICE’s custody," 10 July 2018 Hartford would mark the 20th USL team to pair up with an MLS affiliate. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Hartford Athletic, New England Revolution Moving Towards Direct Affiliation," 13 July 2018 Gobbling up marijuana also can lead to depression, fatigue, dribbling urine and low body temperature in pets, a local veterinarian told WSBT, the CBS-TV affiliate in South Bend, Indiana. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "‘They stumble around and pee on themselves.’ Pets on pot treated in higher numbers," 12 July 2018 According to the complaints, PopSugar allegedly repackaged influencers' content and created its own affiliate links to make money. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Nita Batra Is Suing Popsugar for Allegedly Using Her Content Without Permission," 27 June 2018 Read our affiliate link policy→ Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Growler ($45) Specially designed to hold your favorite beer, this growler has double-wall vacuum insulation and insulated cap keep beer at a perfect tap temperature for 24 hours. The Editors, Outside Online, "Killer Deals on Camping Gear at Backcountry.com," 12 June 2018 In Oregon, as in Maine, the Klan established an affiliate for immigrant white Protestants, the Riders of the Red Robe. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of affiliate

Verb

1767, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affiliate

Verb

probably from French affilier "to bring into close connection" (going back to Middle French, "to adopt as a son," borrowed from Medieval Latin affīliāre, from Latin ad- ad- + -fīliāre, verbal derivative of fīlius "son") + -ate entry 4 — more at feminine entry 1

Noun

derivative of affiliate entry 1

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affiliate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of affiliate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

affiliate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of affiliate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

affiliate

verb
af·fil·i·ate | \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt \
affiliated; affiliating

Kids Definition of affiliate

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

affiliate

verb
af·fil·i·ate | \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt \
affiliated; affiliating

Legal Definition of affiliate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other words from affiliate

affiliation \ə-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən \ noun

affiliate

noun
af·fil·i·ate | \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ət \

Legal Definition of affiliate (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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 sense 2, subsidiary

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