Definition of Affiliate

1. Noun. A subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization.

Generic synonyms: Associate

2. Verb. Keep company with; hang out with. "She affiliates with her colleagues"
Exact synonyms: Associate, Assort, Consort
Generic synonyms: Interact
Specialized synonyms: Ally, Date, Go Out, Go Steady, See, Accompany, Companion, Company, Keep Company
Derivative terms: Associate, Association, Association, Consort

3. Noun. A subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization. "Network affiliates"
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization

4. Verb. Join in an affiliation. "They affiliated with a national group"
Generic synonyms: Fall In, Get Together, Join
Derivative terms: Affiliation, Affiliation

Definition of Affiliate

1. v. t. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.

2. v. i. To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party.

Definition of Affiliate

1. Noun. Someone or something that is affiliated, or associated; a member of a group of associated things. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To fix the paternity of; — said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; — followed by to or with. ¹

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Definition of Affiliate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affiliate

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Literary usage of Affiliate

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1. OECD Information Technology Outlook: ICTs and the Information Economy by Graham Vickery (2002)
"ICT sector affiliate activities in OECD countries Data on affiliate activities ... Similarly, the number of majority-owned affiliate communication equipment ..."

2. Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives by United States Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary (1920)
"This will affiliate approximately 18 Russian branches with the CLP At a ... At a general membership meeting we voted to affiliate with the CLP— Mary E. ..."

3. The Federal Service by Lewis Mayers (1922)
"The right of federal employees' unions to affiliate with the American Federation of Labor is, so far as the postal service is concerned, now recognized, ..."

4. History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
"... ignorant, and designing demagogue; therefore, be it resolved: That we do not indorse nor will we in any way affiliate with Dennis Kearney, ..."

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