affiliate

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin adfiliare, affiliare (to adopt as son); ad + filius (son): compare French affilier.

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Noun[edit]

affiliate (plural affiliates)

  1. Someone or something, especially, a television station, that is associated with a larger, related organization, such as a television network; a member of a group of associated things.
    Our local TV channel is an affiliate of NBC.

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affiliate (third-person singular simple present affiliates, present participle affiliating, simple past and past participle affiliated)

  1. (transitive) To adopt; to receive into a family as one's offspring
  2. (transitive) to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
    • I. Taylor
      Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged and in rebellion?
  3. (transitive, said of an illegitimate child) To fix the paternity of
    to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another
  4. (transitive) To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
    • H. Spencer
      How do these facts tend to affiliate the faculty of hearing upon the aboriginal vegetative processes?
  5. (intransitive, followed by "to" or "with") To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.

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Verb[edit]

affiliate

  1. second-person plural present subjunctive of affilare
  2. second-person plural present indicative of affiliare
  3. second-person plural imperative of affiliare
  4. second-person plural present subjunctive of affiliare
  5. feminine plural of affiliato