[ verb uh-fil-ee-eyt; noun uh-fil-ee-it, -eyt ]
/ verb əˈfɪl iˌeɪt; noun əˈfɪl i ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

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

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

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


Nearby words

  1. affianced,
  2. affiant,
  3. affiche,
  4. afficionado,
  5. affidavit,
  6. affiliated,
  7. affiliation,
  8. affiliation order,
  9. affiliation proceedings,
  10. affiliative

Origin of affiliate

1755–65; < Latin affīliātus adopted as son (past participle of affīliāre), equivalent to af- af- + fīli(us) son + -ātus -ate1

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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 Formsaffiliation, noun

Word Origin for affiliate

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

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Word Origin and History for affiliate
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