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affiliate

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verb af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt\

Definition of affiliate

affiliated

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affiliating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to trace the origin of affiliated Shakespeare's “Hamlet” to earlier plays

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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.

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


First Known Use: 1767


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affiliate

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noun af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ət, -ˌāt\

Definition of affiliate

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of affiliate

see 1affiliate


First Known Use: 1793

Other Broadcasting Terms


AFFILIATE Defined for English Language Learners

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affiliate

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verb af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt\

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


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noun af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ət, -ˌāt\

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

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affiliating

  1. :  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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring or receive into close association as a member or division

  3. 2 :  to join or associate as a member or division

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to connect or associate oneself —usually used with with has just affiliated with the huge corporation

affiliation

\ə-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən\ play noun

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affiliate

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noun af·fil·i·ate \ə-ˈfi-lē-ət\

Legal Definition of affiliate

  1. :  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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