affiliate

verb
af·​fil·​i·​ate | \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce affiliate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce affiliate (audio) , -ˌāt \

Definition of affiliate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Synonyms for affiliate

Synonyms: Noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In 1855, the Chicago Tribune formally decided to affiliate with the nativist American or Know Nothing party. Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2022 Many Black people still affiliate farming and land ownership with slavery and want to be far removed from it. Brea Baker, ELLE, 17 June 2021 So if a church wants to affiliate it’s expected to agree with that, and the statement would have the S.B.C.’s beliefs on theology and God, as well as things like the senior pastor, which is a role reserved for men. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 26 May 2022 And there are currently around forty-seven thousand churches that affiliate with it. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 26 May 2022 In addition, demand is strong from consumer brands trying to affiliate themselves with live entertainment, so those are the buyers of data about and access to the fans who make their preferences known to Bands. Eric Fuller, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Socio-behavioral research on HIV has shown that individual behaviors — including the uptake and use of biomedical tools like vaccines — are shaped extensively by the social norms and practices of the groups people identify and affiliate with. Judith D. Auerbach And Andrew D. Forsyth, STAT, 10 Mar. 2022 The presentations warned that Workers United — the larger union with which the baristas were hoping to affiliate — was losing members and raising its dues, which the company said could cost baristas as much as $600 a year. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2022 Graduate students at Columbia, Brown, NYU, Stanford, and every other private university in the United States remain free to affiliate with unions. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 7 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun An affiliate of Shelbourne Global Solutions LLC of Brooklyn, New York, hasn’t made a payment on its $31 million loan on the distinctive, 23-story tower since February, according to documents filed by lender Wells Fargo in late June. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 8 Aug. 2022 The Flying Tigers will play the Dunedin Blue Jays, the Low-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2022 The Trash Pandas are the Double A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels who are playing their second season in the Southern League since moving to Madison and playing their games at Toyota Field. Scott Turner | Sturner@al.com, al, 5 Aug. 2022 The 17-room boutique hotel, which opened in July 2020 at 817-819 N. Marshall St., has been sold to F Street Dubbel LLC, an affiliate of F Street Development Group LLC, it was announced Wednesday. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2022 The Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research affiliate of SBA, published an article on July 26 that reviewed pro-life laws in 23 states with pro-life laws currently on the books. John Mccormack, National Review, 1 Aug. 2022 Investment Advisory Services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS), an affiliate of Kestra IS. Jonathan I. Shenkman, Forbes, 31 July 2022 The city reached a consent agreement with the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union before a court hearing Thursday not to enforce limitations on timing, lighting and size of political yard signs. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 The selloff of China tech stocks followed a Wall Street Journal report that billionaire Jack Ma is planning to relinquish control of Ant, an affiliate of Alibaba. Karen Langley, WSJ, 29 July 2022 See More

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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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The first known use of affiliate was in 1767

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“Affiliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affiliate. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for affiliate

affiliate

verb
af·​fil·​i·​ate | \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce affiliate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce affiliate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce affiliate (audio) \ noun

affiliate

noun
af·​fil·​i·​ate | \ ə-ˈfi-lē-ət How to pronounce affiliate (audio) \

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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