- being in close formal or informal association; related: a letter sent to all affiliated clubs; a radio network and its affiliated local stations.
Origin of affiliated
- 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.
- to associate oneself; be intimately united in action or interest.
- a branch organization.
- a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.
- a subsidiary.
- a person who is affiliated; associate; auxiliary.
Origin of affiliate
Examples from the Web for affiliated
Tuchman, of course, never earned a Ph.D.; nor was she ever affiliated with a university history department.Barbara Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ Is Still WWI’s Peerless Chronicle
James A. Warren
September 29, 2014
It no longer looks at whether a detainee is affiliated with al Qaeda.A Navy Lawyer Cries Foul on Gitmo’s Kafkaesque Legal System
September 26, 2014
His fixer, who Barfi said was affiliated with the Islamist Tawhid brigade, was set free 15 days later.Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping
September 22, 2014
Donnison tweeted that Rosenfeld told him that while the cell on the West Bank was operating alone, it was affiliated with Hamas.Israel Still Swears Hamas Kidnapped Those Teens
July 27, 2014
Haskins is affiliated with the liberal Brookings Institution, but he worked on poverty issues in the Bush White House.Paul Ryan’s Plan: Rebooting Compassionate Conservatism
July 24, 2014
"The same, in fact, I am affiliated to," remarked the student.
"He may be affiliated to the police," was the thought that passed through his mind.
Late in 1585 the Theatre was affiliated with the adjacent Curtain.Shakespearean Playhouses</p>
Joseph Quincy Adams
He's affiliated with crooks who operate all over the country.The Mask</p>
In blood, the Mongasques are affiliated to their Provenal and Italian neighbors.Riviera Towns</p>
Herbert Adams Gibbons
- (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
- a person or organization that is affiliated with another
- (as modifier)an affiliate member
Word Origin and History for affiliated
1761, from Latin affiliatus, past participle of affiliare "to adopt" (see affiliation). Outside legal use, always figurative. Related: Affiliated; affiliating.
1858, from affiliate (v.).
1846, from affiliate (v.).