Affiliate



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.
to adopt.
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.
Commerce.

a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.
a subsidiary.

a person who is affiliated; associate; auxiliary.
Contemporary Examples

The woman, Ginger White, gave an on-camera account to WAGA, the Fox affiliate in Atlanta, where Cain lives.
Cain’s ‘Consensual’ Conduct with Accuser Howard Kurtz November 27, 2011

Well let me tell you my experience with Health Republic and its affiliate MagnaCare.
My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare Malcolm MacDougall November 23, 2014

Fighters came back to their countries of origin and created new al-Qaeda affiliate groups.
British Jihadists Torture Syrian Rebel Jamie Dettmer February 9, 2014

THL tallies $180,300 including its Putnam affiliate and led by its co-chairs, Scott Schoen, Anthony Dinovi, and Scott Sperling.
Clear Channel’s Directors Give Big to Romney, Who Won’t Criticize Limbaugh Wayne Barrett March 6, 2012

Komen affiliates Protest Not every Komen affiliate backed the Planned Parenthood funding cuts.
Arguments Against the Komen Decision to Defund Planned Parenthood February 3, 2012

Historical Examples

The right of the police of Boston to affiliate has always been questioned, never granted, is now prohibited.
Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed. Calvin Coolidge

The Egyptians are supposed to affiliate remotely with the Semitic family.
Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan

Still another plan has been devised to meet requirements of people who do not care to affiliate with the War Savings Associations.
The War After the War Isaac Frederick Marcosson

“We should not affiliate with either,” said the shoemaker tersely.
Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez

But to what element can we affiliate the god Viracocha himself?
Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru Albert Rville

verb (əˈfɪlɪˌeɪt)
(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

v.

1761, from Latin affiliatus, past participle of affiliare “to adopt” (see affiliation). Outside legal use, always figurative. Related: Affiliated; affiliating.
adj.

1858, from affiliate (v.).
n.

1846, from affiliate (v.).

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