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 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.
Police say that Lil JoJo was affiliated with the rival Gangster Disciples.
Chicago Rapper Lil JoJo Went to His Grave for Taunting a Rival Gang Member Michael Daly October 6, 2012
In Pakistan, the al Qaeda–affiliated Taliban says it is sending fighters to join the battle in Syria and support al Qaeda.
Al Qaeda Is Back Bruce Riedel July 25, 2013
The Gingrich affiliated “527” group known as American Solutions for Winning the Future was founded in 2006.
Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson Is Betting on Newt Gingrich Aram Roston December 16, 2011
And by a tipster who seems to be posing as a Tea Partier—but who one source suspects is affiliated with the Clintons?
The Strange Leak of the New Exposé ‘Clinton, Inc.’ Lloyd Grove July 13, 2014
After all, West may be considered controversial but he has also long been affiliated with high fashion.
Will Kim and Kanye Kill Vogue? Keli Goff March 23, 2014
The Pharaoh of Joseph’s time seems to have affiliated with the Israelites as natural friends,–to assist him in case of war.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume II John Lord
“The same, in fact, I am affiliated to,” remarked the student.
Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
By this Act certain institutions, from which students might be examined, were affiliated with the University.
Ryerson Memorial Volume J. George Hodgins
“He may be affiliated to the police,” was the thought that passed through his mind.
Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
I affiliated myself to a section who, armed with long wooden swords, were enjoying some Turk’s-heading.
From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
(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.).
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
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. […]