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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Wu thinks the best brands (iconic names in sports, the arts) will want to affiliate with the best platforms. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 Organizations equally struggle to articulate what is unique about their culture and why a diverse array of people affiliate with their organization. Brad Cousins, Forbes, 18 May 2021 On June 17, college leaders announced that Mills was in talks to affiliate with Northeastern University, a private research university in Boston, which would open the campus to male undergraduates. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 2021 As self-governing entities, Baptist churches can choose which groups to affiliate with and decide how much or how little to participate and donate. David Crary, Star Tribune, 11 June 2021 Even as brands transform with tech, retailers such as Kroger KR -0.5% are taking bold steps to affiliate with and acquire technology. Louis Biscotti, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Costal Medical and Lifespan signed a letter of intent to affiliate in February 2020, and an asset purchase agreement in January 2021. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Apr. 2021 The website does not affiliate Jenner with any political party. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2021 Another path, more common for smaller hospitals, is to affiliate a service line with a larger facility. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, 15 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Steve Allen, 67, of Walnut Creek, California, apparently tried to hurdle Devil's Churn, a narrow boiling inlet just off Highway 101 south of Yachats on the central Oregon coast, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reported. CBS News, 13 Sep. 2021 That’s where APIs for affiliate marketing can be helpful. Chris Dean, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Neither Davy nor Daniel had been vaccinated against the virus, reported local affiliate ABC 7 on September 10. Korin Miller, Health.com, 13 Sep. 2021 Sergio Soto and Isabella Cristobal put their wedding together in just seven days following the recent news of Soto's grim prognosis, according to ABC affiliate KGO-TV. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 8 Sep. 2021 In New Orleans, the Children's Hospital has a contingency plan in place to transfer children to other facilities if needed, Kline told CNN affiliate WDSU-TV. Amir Vera, Rebekah Riess And Elizabeth Joseph, CNN, 30 Aug. 2021 On that Monday evening, Jelani also exchanged texts about coursework with the Director of Clinical Education at the University, Cara Boester, who told NBC affiliate WWEK-TV that they were supposed to meet the next morning. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, 30 Aug. 2021 Jackson Police Chief James Davis told FOX affiliate WDBD-TV that authorities received a call about men in a park with guns. Fox News, 20 Aug. 2021 The second most-popular link according to Facebook, after the one to the Green Bay Packers alumni site, is an affiliate link to a shop selling CBD vapes. Billy Perrigo, Time, 19 Aug. 2021

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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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Time Traveler for affiliate

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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 23 Sep. 2021.

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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 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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