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affiliate

[ verb uh-fil-ee-eyt; noun uh-fil-ee-it, -eyt ]
/ verb 蓹藞f瑟l i藢e瑟t; noun 蓹藞f瑟l i 瑟t, -藢e瑟t /
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verb (used without object), af路fil路i路at路ed, af路fil路i路at路ing.
to associate oneself; be intimately united in action or interest:Our health advocacy group affiliates with hospitals equipped with the best facilities.
noun
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Origin of affiliate

First recorded in 1755鈥65; from Latin aff墨li膩tus 鈥渁dopted as son鈥 (past participle of aff墨li膩re ), equivalent to af- af- + f墨li(us) son + -膩tus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for affiliate

affiliate

verb (蓹藞f瑟l瑟藢e瑟t)
(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 (蓹藞f瑟l瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t)
  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 aff墨li膩tus adopted as a son, from aff墨l墨are, from Latin filius son
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