af·​fil·​i·​ate | ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌātHow to pronounce affiliate (audio)

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

af·​fil·​i·​ate | ə-ˈfi-lē-ətHow to pronounce affiliate (audio), -ˌāt

: an affiliated person or organization the network’s local affiliates

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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

See MoreRecent Examples on the Web: Verb Nine in 10 whoaffiliate themselves with a religion believe in God, but so do 40% of those who don’t. —CBS News, “CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the Election & Survey Unit,” 30 July 2020 Most who don’taffiliate with a religion nevertheless believe in some sort of higher power. —CBS News, “CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the Election & Survey Unit,” 30 July 2020 Canonical research in social psychology showed that fear and anxiety lead people toaffiliate with those around them. —Time, “How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Opening the Door to Universal Social Policies in the U.S.,” 17 June 2020 Hotel management company Montage International began providing employees with memberships to One Medical, a service providing virtual and in-office care, which isaffiliated with 1Life Healthcare Inc. — Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, “No More Pizza Fridays: Companies Find New Perks for the Remote Worker,” 8 June 2020 Greater Friendship became the first black church toaffiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). — David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, “How Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Anchorage made its mark in Alaska and civil rights history,” 7 June 2020 The group, which isaffiliated with a wellness organization founded by Lowenstein called Body Politic, has been a haven for long-haulers. — Ed Yong, The Atlantic, “Thousands Who Got COVID-19 in March Are Still Sick,” 4 June 2020 The protest has also garnered the attention of Black Lives Matter: Houston, which is now officiallyaffiliated with the event. — Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, “Students’ Black Lives Matter protest moves to bigger park in Katy,” 3 June 2020 One Black Lives Matter t-shirt that does not appear to beaffiliated with any racial justice organizations skyrocketed from not registering in the Best Sellers rankings to No. —Washington Post, “The Technology 202: Mark Zuckerberg spoke with civil rights leaders about Trump’s posts. It didn’t go well.,” 1 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Logan-Hocking Local School District told NBC Newsaffiliate WCMH that the woman was a fan of the opposing football team, Marietta City School. —NBC News, “Woman tasered after refusing to wear face mask at Ohio school football game,” 25 Sep. 2020 Charter Schools USA, which has 59 schools across Florida, and anaffiliate, Red Apple Development, have contributed nearly $160,000 to PACS and individual candidates in Florida, including sending $25,000 to the Republican Party of Florida. — Annie Martin,, “School voucher debate key focus in Florida races,” 25 Sep. 2020 Disclosure: These areaffiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, may earn a commission on purchases made via clicks on those links. — Amie Just | Staff Writer,, “Saints to have 750 family members in the Superdome this week as test for future fans,” 24 Sep. 2020 Approximately 100 protesters, and some journalists, were arrested there, according to CBS Newsaffiliate WLKY. — Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, “Protests erupt across nation after Kentucky grand jury declines to file homicide charges in Breonna Taylor’s death,” 24 Sep. 2020 That’s meant empty storefronts that Clay Terrace Partners, the center’s owners and anaffiliate of Washington Prime Group Inc., have had to fill. — Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, “Apartments, a hotel, retail: Here’s what’s planned for Carmel’s Clay Terrace redevelopment,” 24 Sep. 2020 The vote was 7-2 in the meeting held via videoconference, reports CBS Seattleaffiliate KIRO-TV. —CBS News, “Seattle City Council overrides mayor’s veto of partial reallocation of police funding,” 23 Sep. 2020 Salinas and Elliott Rodriguez, a Cuban-American who is a news anchor at the CBS Miamiaffiliate, divorced in 2007. — Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, Vogue, “‘The Latino Vote Is the Sleeping Giant About to Awaken’: As a Crucial Election Looms, an Iconic TV Anchor Reinvents Herself,” 23 Sep. 2020 Caamano is a bottom-six winger who provides energy and physicality, and was used briefly on the penalty kill when the Stars recalled him from AHLaffiliate Texas in November. — Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, “Nick Caamano replaces Blake Comeau for Stars; Lightning captain Steven Stamkos makes postseason debut,” 23 Sep. 2020

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