- 1[transitive, usually passive] affiliate somebody/something (with/to somebody/something) to link a group, a company or an organization very closely with another, larger one The hospital is affiliated with the local university. The group is not affiliated to any political party.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] affiliate (yourself) (with somebody/something) to join, to be connected with, or to work for an organization The majority of people questioned affiliated themselves with a religious group. The doctors are affiliated with the Relief Fund. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from medieval Latin affiliat-
BrE BrE//əˈfɪlieɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪlieɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they affiliate
BrE BrE//əˈfɪlieɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪlieɪt//he / she / it affiliates
BrE BrE//əˈfɪlieɪts//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪlieɪts//past simple affiliated
BrE BrE//əˈfɪlieɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪlieɪtɪd//past participle affiliated
BrE BrE//əˈfɪlieɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪlieɪtɪd//-ing form affiliating
BrE BrE//əˈfɪlieɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪlieɪtɪŋ//