An example of an affiliate would be a journalist for a newspaper.
An example of affiliate is when a person joins an organization.
The HMO affiliated the clinics last year.
Affiliated herself with a new law firm.
The two unions voted to affiliate.
The local channel was an affiliate of a national network.
To affiliate the child to (on or upon) one man rather than another.
An example of an affiliate is a local Fox station that is overseen by the larger organization of Fox.
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.