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.
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 person who is affiliated; associate; auxiliary.
(transitive; 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 connection: he affiliated himself with the Union
noun (əˈfɪlɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
a person or organization that is affiliated with another
(as modifier): an affiliate member
1761, from Latin affiliatus, past participle of affiliare “to adopt” (see affiliation). Outside legal use, always figurative. Related: Affiliated; affiliating.
1858, from affiliate (v.).
1846, from affiliate (v.).
being in close formal or informal association; related: a letter sent to all affiliated clubs; a radio network and its affiliated local stations. 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 […]
the act of ; state of being or associated. Contemporary Examples Today, Barnard struggles to have a calling card beyond its location in New York and its affiliation with Columbia. Big Woman on Campus Kate Taylor October 21, 2008 And authorities have accused suspects of an affiliation with al Qaeda in only 10 percent of […]
- Affiliation order
a court order requiring the father of an illegitimate child to make child-support payments. noun (law) (formerly) an order made by a magistrates’ court that a man adjudged to be the father of an illegitimate child shall contribute a specified periodic sum towards the child’s maintenance
- Affiliation proceedings
plural noun (formerly) legal proceedings, usually initiated by an unmarried mother, claiming legal recognition that a particular man is the father of her child, often associated with a claim for financial support