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

  1. (v.t.)to bring into close association or connection:

    The center affiliated with the university.

  2. to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate (usu. fol. by with).

  3. to trace the derivation or origin of.

  4. (v.i.)to associate oneself; be united.

  5. (n.)a branch organization.

  6. a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.

    Category: Business

  7. an affiliated person; associate.

    Category: Commerce

Origin of affiliate:

1755–65; < ML affīliātus, ptp. of affīliāre to adopt as a son

af•fil`i•a′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affiliate(noun)

    a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization

  2. affiliate(verb)

    a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization

    "network affiliates"

  3. consort, associate, affiliate, assort(verb)

    keep company with; hang out with

    "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"

  4. affiliate(verb)

    join in an affiliation

    "The two colleges affiliated"; "They affiliated with a national group"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. affiliate(verb)əˈfɪl iˌeɪt; n. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt

    officially connected to

    The committee is not affiliated with the government.; an affiliation with the Catholic Church

Wiktionary

  1. affiliate(Noun)

    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.

  2. affiliate(Verb)

    To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.

  3. affiliate(Verb)

    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.

  4. affiliate(Verb)

    To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.

  5. affiliate(Verb)

    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.

  6. Origin: ; ad + filius: compare French affilier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affiliate(verb)

    to adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally

  2. Affiliate(verb)

    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

  3. Affiliate(verb)

    to connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to

  4. Affiliate(verb)

    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

  5. Affiliate(verb)

    to connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party

Freebase

  1. Affiliate

    An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity.

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