- 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
Related Words for affiliatepartner, branch, offshoot, sibling, associate, incorporate, join, relate, annex, unite, amalgamate, combine, connect, confederate, ally
Examples from the Web for affiliate
Contemporary Examples of affiliate
“This is a federal mandate that is causing some real problems for schools across the country,” Kline told a CBS affiliate in July.The Republican War on Kale
January 7, 2015
Well let me tell you my experience with Health Republic and its affiliate MagnaCare.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
She had a twice-weekly cooking show on the NCB affiliate, WDSU TV in 1949-50.The Tragic History of Southern Food
November 12, 2014
But the most recent poll of the race, conducted for the Baton Rouge Fox affiliate, has Landrieu ahead of Cassidy 36 to 32 percent.How This Election Could Go to January
October 24, 2014
A local NBC affiliate reported that, when reached by phone, McFarland had confirmed the details of his revelation.Alabama Church Says HIV-Positive Preacher Slept With Flock
Matthew Paul Turner
October 10, 2014
Historical Examples of affiliate
If we need help we can affiliate with America or even France.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But, do what we will we cannot affiliate, we cannot classify Heine.William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)
Elizabeth A. Sharp
There was an aloofness, a besides, that refused to affiliate himself with himself, even.Concord Days
A. Bronson Alcott
Should she be shut out of all these and affiliate with the wilderness of the New World?A Little Girl in Old St. Louis
Amanda Minnie Douglas
The Egyptians are supposed to affiliate remotely with the Semitic family.Ancient Society
Lewis Henry Morgan
- (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 for affiliate
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.).