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Meaning of AFFILIATE

Pronunciation:  [n]u'fileeit, [v]u'filee`eyt, u'filee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization; "network affiliates"
  2. [n]  a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
  3. [v]  join in an affiliation; "The two colleges affiliated"
  4. [v]  keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
  5. [v]  join in an affiliation; "They affiliated themselves with the organization"

AFFILIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: associate, assort, consort
 See Also: accompany, ally, associate, companion, company, date, fall in, get together, go out, go steady, interact, join, keep company, organisation, organization, see



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Af*fil"i*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affiliated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Affiliating}.] [LL. adfiliare, affiliare, to
    adopt as son; ad + filius son: cf. F. affilier.]
    1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to
       bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
             Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged
             and in rebellion?                     --I. Taylor.
    2. 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.
    3. To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
             How do these facts tend to affiliate the faculty of
             hearing upon the aboriginal vegetative processes?
                                                   --H. Spencer.
    4. 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.
    {Affiliated societies}, societies connected with a central
       society, or with each other.
  2. \Af*fil"i*ate\, v. i.
    To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as,
    they affiliate with no party.
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