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Affiliate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFFIL'IATE, v.t. [L. ad and filius, a son.]
1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son.
2. To receive into a society as a member, and initiate in its mysteries, plans, or intrigues - a sense in which the word was much used by the Jacobins in France, during the revolution.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
2: a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization; "network affiliates" v
1: keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues" [syn: consort, associate, affiliate, assort]
2: join in an affiliation; "The two colleges affiliated"; "They affiliated with a national group"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Medieval Latin affiliatus, past participle of affiliare to adopt as a son, from Latin ad- + filius son more at feminine Date: 1761 transitive verb 1. a. to bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch b. to associate as a member <affiliates herself with the local club> 2. to trace the origin of intransitive verb to connect or associate oneself ; combine affiliation noun II. noun Date: 1879 an affiliated person or organization

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 tr. (usu. in passive; foll. by to, with) attach or connect (a person or society) with a larger organization. 2 tr. (of an institution) adopt (persons as members, societies as branches). 3 intr. a (foll. by to) associate oneself with a society. b (foll. by with) associate oneself with a political party. --n. an affiliated person or organization. Etymology: med.L affiliare adopt (as AD-, filius son

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Affiliate Af*fil"i*ate, v. i. To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Affiliate 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(affiliated) 1. An affiliate is an organization which is officially connected with another, larger organization or is a member of it. (FORMAL) The World Chess Federation has affiliates in around 120 countries. N-COUNT: oft with poss 2. If an organization affiliates to or with another larger organization, it forms a close connection with the larger organization or becomes a member of it. (FORMAL) All youth groups will have to affiliate to the National Youth Agency... VERB: V to/with n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Adopt, take or treat as one's own child. 2. Connect, associate, unite, join, annex, graft in or upon, incorporate, bring into close relation, make resemble.

Moby Thesaurus

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