Definitions for Affiliateəˈfɪl iˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
af•fil•i•ateəˈfɪl iˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪt(v.; n.)-at•ed, -at•ing
(v.t.)to bring into close association or connection:
The center affiliated with the university.
to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate (usu. fol. by with).
to trace the derivation or origin of.
(v.i.)to associate oneself; be united.
(n.)a branch organization.
a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.
an affiliated person; associate.
Origin of affiliate:
1755–65; < ML affīliātus, ptp. of affīliāre to adopt as a son
a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization
consort, associate, affiliate, assort(verb)
keep company with; hang out with
"He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
join in an affiliation
"The two colleges affiliated"; "They affiliated with a national group"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
affiliate(verb)əˈfɪl iˌeɪt; n. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt
officially connected to
The committee is not affiliated with the government.; an affiliation with the Catholic Church
Someone or something that is affiliated, or associated; a member of a group of associated things.
The local channel was an affiliate of a national network.
To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
To fix the paternity of; u2014 said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another.
To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; u2014 followed by to or with.
Origin: ; ad + filius: compare French affilier.
to adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally
to fix the paternity of; -- said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another
to connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to
to attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; -- followed by to or with
to connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party
An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity.
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