[ verb uh-fil-ee-eyt; noun uh-fil-ee-it, -eyt ]

/ verb əˈfɪl iˌeɪt; noun əˈfɪl i ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

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verb (used with object), af·fil·i·at·ed, af·fil·i·at·ing.

to bring into close association or connection: The research center is affiliated with the university.

to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate (usually followed by with in U.S. usage, by to in Brit. usage): to affiliate with the church.

to trace the descent, derivation, or origin of: to affiliate a language.

to adopt.

Law. to fix the paternity of, as an illegitimate child: The mother affiliated her child upon John Doe.

verb (used without object), af·fil·i·at·ed, af·fil·i·at·ing.

to associate oneself; be intimately united in action or interest.

noun

a branch organization.

Commerce.

  1. a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.
  2. a subsidiary.

a person who is affiliated; associate; auxiliary.

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Origin of affiliate

1755–65; af- + fīli(us) son + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM affiliate

af·fil·i·a·ble [uh-fil-ee-uh-buhl], /əˈfɪl i ə bəl/, adjectiveaf·fil·i·a·tive [uh-fil-ee-ey-tiv, -fil-ee-uh-], /əˈfɪl iˌeɪ tɪv, -ˈfɪl i ə-/, adjectivenon·af·fil·i·ate, nounnon·af·fil·i·at·ing, adjective

pre·af·fil·i·ate, nounpre·af·fil·i·ate, verb, pre·af·fil·i·at·ed, pre·af·fil·i·at·ing.re·af·fil·i·ate, verb, re·af·fil·i·at·ed, re·af·fil·i·at·ing.

Words nearby affiliate

affianced, affiant, affiche, afficionado, affidavit, affiliate, affiliated, affiliation, affiliation order, affiliation proceedings, affiliative drive

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Words related to affiliate

partner, branch, offshoot, sibling, associate, incorporate, join, relate, annex, unite, amalgamate, combine, connect, confederate, ally, tie up, band together, hook up, line up, plug into

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British Dictionary definitions for affiliate

affiliate

verb (əˈfɪlɪˌeɪt)

(tr; foll by to or with) to receive into close connection or association (with a larger body, group, organization, etc); adopt as a member, branch, etc

(foll by with) to associate (oneself) or be associated, esp as a subordinate or subsidiary; bring or come into close connectionhe affiliated himself with the Union

noun (əˈfɪlɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)

  1. a person or organization that is affiliated with another
  2. (as modifier)an affiliate member

Derived forms of affiliate

affiliation, noun

Word Origin for affiliate

C18: from Medieval Latin affīliātus adopted as a son, from affīlīare, from Latin filius son

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