Affiliate Definition

ə-fĭlē-āt
affiliated, affiliates, affiliating
verb
affiliated, affiliates, affiliating
To adopt or accept as a member, subordinate associate, or branch.
The HMO affiliated the clinics last year.
American Heritage
To take in as a member or branch.
Webster's New World
To associate oneself; join.
Webster's New World
To associate (oneself) as a subordinate, subsidiary, employee, or member.
Affiliated herself with a new law firm.
American Heritage
To connect or associate (oneself) with an organization, movement, etc.
Webster's New World
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noun
affiliates
A person, organization, or establishment associated with another as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member.
Network affiliates.
American Heritage
An affiliated individual or organization; member.
Webster's New World

A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary.

Webster's New World Law
An affiliate is defined as a person who is in some way connected to another person or organization.
An example of an affiliate would be a journalist for a newspaper.
YourDictionary
The definition of an affiliate is an arm of an organization or a subsidiary.
An example of an affiliate is a local Fox station that is overseen by the larger organization of Fox.
YourDictionary
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Other Word Forms of Affiliate

Noun

Singular:
affiliate
Plural:
affiliates

Origin of Affiliate

  • Medieval Latin affīliāre to adopt Latin ad- ad- Latin fīlius son dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Latin adfiliare, affiliare (“to adopt as son”); ad + filius (“son”): compare French affilier.

    From Wiktionary

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