Definition of affiliate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    affiliate

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    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from medieval Latin affiliat- ‘adopted as a son’, from the verb affiliare, from ad- ‘towards’ + filius ‘son’.
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