affiliative drive

[ uh-fil-ee-uh-tiv, -ey-tiv ]
/ əˈfɪl i ə tɪv, -ˌeɪ tɪv /


the urge to form friendships and attachments, typically prompting a person to attend social gatherings and join organizations as a way of preventing loneliness and gaining emotional security.

Nearby words

  1. affiliated,
  2. affiliation,
  3. affiliation order,
  4. affiliation proceedings,
  5. affiliative,
  6. affinal,
  7. affine,
  8. affine geometry,
  9. affine group,
  10. affined

Origin of affiliative drive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019