[ 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.
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.
Law. to fix the paternity of, as an illegitimate child: The mother affiliated her child upon John Doe.
verb (used without object), af·fil·i·at·ed, af·fil·i·at·ing.
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.
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Origin of affiliate
OTHER WORDS FROM affiliate
af·fil·i·a·ble [uh-fil-ee-uh-buh l] /əˈfɪl i ə bəl/, adjectiveaf·fil·i·a·tive [uh-fil-ee-ey-tiv, -fil-ee-uh-] /əˈfɪl iˌeɪ tɪv, -ˈfɪl i ə-/, adjectivenon·af·fil·i·ate, nounnon·af·fil·i·at·ing, adjective
pre·af·fil·i·ate, nounpre·af·fil·i·ate, verb, pre·af·fil·i·at·ed, pre·af·fil·i·at·ing.re·af·fil·i·ate, verb, re·af·fil·i·at·ed, re·af·fil·i·at·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for affiliative
(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)
- a person or organization that is affiliated with another
- (as modifier)an affiliate member
Derived forms of affiliateaffiliation, noun
Word Origin for affiliate
C18: from Medieval Latin affīliātus adopted as a son, from affīlīare, from Latin filius son
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