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affiliate

[v. uh-fil-ee-eyt; n. uh-fil-ee-it, -eyt]
verb (used with object), affiliated, affiliating.
1.
to bring into close association or connection: The research center is affiliated with the university.
2.
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.
3.
to trace the descent, derivation, or origin of: to affiliate a language.
4.
to adopt.
5.
Law. to fix the paternity of, as an illegitimate child: The mother affiliated her child upon John Doe.
verb (used without object), affiliated, affiliating.
6.
to associate oneself; be intimately united in action or interest.
noun
7.
a branch organization.
8.
Commerce.
a.
a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.
b.
a subsidiary.
9.
a person who is affiliated; associate; auxiliary.

Origin:
1755–65; < Latin affīliātus adopted as son (past participle of affīliāre), equivalent to af- af- + fīli(us) son + -ātus -ate1

affiliable [uh-fil-ee-uh-buhl] , adjective
affiliative [uh-fil-ee-ey-tiv, -fil-ee-uh-] , adjective
nonaffiliate, noun
nonaffiliating, adjective
preaffiliate, noun
preaffiliate, verb, preaffiliated, preaffiliating.
reaffiliate, verb, reaffiliated, reaffiliating.
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affiliate
 
vb
1.  (tr; 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
2.  (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
 
n
3.  a.  a person or organization that is affiliated with another
 b.  (as modifier): an affiliate member
 
[C18: from Medieval Latin affīliātus adopted as a son, from affīlīare, from Latin filius son]
 
affili'ation
 
n

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affiliate
1761, from L. affiliat-, pp. stem of affiliare "to adopt" (see affiliation). Outside legal use, always fig. The noun is attested from 1879.
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