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Definition of the noun affiliate

What does affiliate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: affiliates

  1. a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: associate = a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
  2. a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization
    • example: network affiliates
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together

Alternative definition of the noun affiliate


  1. Someone or something that is affiliated, or associated; a member of a group of associated things.

Definition of the verb affiliate

What does affiliate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: affiliated | affiliating | affiliates

  1. keep company with; hang out with
    • example: She affiliates with her colleagues
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or abstract] [Verb] [Patient, plural]Herman connected the computers | The merger associated the two companies
      [Agent - being or abstract] [Verb] [Patient 1] with [Patient 2]The merger associated company A with company B
      [Patient, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with [Patient 2]Folk songs alternate well with pop songs
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with [Patient 2]Company A associated with Company B

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): associate, compare, confederate, confuse, conjoin, entangle, identity, incorporate, integrate, muddle, pair, team, total.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of affiliate: associate / assort / consort
    • more generic word: interact = act together or towards others or with others
    • more specific terms:
  2. join in an affiliation
    • examples: The two colleges affiliated | They affiliated with a national group
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: fall in / get together / join = become part of

Alternative definition of the verb affiliate


  1. [transitive] To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
  2. [transitive] 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. [transitive] To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
  4. [intransitive] 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.


Affiliate is a fictional character from the 1994 film Radioland Murders.

Phrases with Affiliate

  1. Affiliate network
  2. Affiliate Marketing

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Affiliate

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Google previewTitle 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges Parts 41 to 199 (Revised as of April 1, 2014) (2014)

17-CFR-Vol-2 by Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC

A consumer has a continuing relationship with a covered affiliate or its affiliate if: ( A) The covered affiliate is a futures...

Google previewMonopoly Problems in Regulated Industries (1957)

Hearings Before the Antitrust Subcommittee, Subcommittee No. 5, of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Eighty-fourth Congress, Second Session... by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

ANSWER: The smallest service area, in terms of population, of any CBS Television affiliate is that of KZTV, Reno,

Google previewRetrospect of Western Travel (2000)

by Harriet Martineau, Daniel Feller

The second affiliate is a soft-loan window, known as the African Development Fund (ADF), which channels...

The third affiliate is the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF), which lends funds at rates and maturities that are between those charged by the ...

Google previewU.S. Bankruptcy Law 2015 (Annotated) (2015)

USC 11 by United States Government

An affiliate is an entity with a close relationship to the debtor. It includes a 20 percent parent or subsidiary of the debtor, whether a corporate, partnership, individual, or estate parent. The use of "directly or indirectly" in subparagraphs (A ) and ...

Google previewSurvey of current business (2005)

affiliate is a U.S. business in which there is foreign direct investment.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds

affiliate is the Reno Bighorns. Team highlights have included winning the NBL championship in 1946 and the NBA championship in 1951. Home games feature the Sacramento Kings Dance Team.

Google previewUnpopular Privacy (2011)

What Must We Hide? by Anita Allen

An affiliate is an entity that controls another company, is controlled by the company, or is under common control with the company. The privacy notice must explain how, and offer a reasonable way that consumers and customers can opt out.

Google previewPerl Medic (2013)

Transforming Legacy Code by Peter Scott

A YAS affiliate is the Perl Foundation (http://www.perl-foun-, ...

Google previewFinancial Regulatory Reform and the 111th Congress (2010)

by Baird Webel

A state insurance regulator would participate in the systemic risk determination if the financial company or its affiliate is an insurance company. 20 See CRS Report RS22722, Securitization and Federal Regulation of Congressional Research ...

Google previewTrade Unions in a Neoliberal World (2008)

British Trade Unions Under New Labour by Gary Daniels, John McIlroy

The biggest non-TUC affiliate is the RCN. It projects a strong professional image, contrasting itself favourably with Unison, which also enrols nurses. But the need to extend its base in the health service has led it to recruit less-skilled health ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism (2007)

by Christopher K. Passante

So there are benefits to having a local news channel, and the bulk of these stations are affiliates of a larger network. def #rmrtiem A television affiliate is a local TV station Chapter 15: Lights, Camera ...

Google previewWorker Rights and Labor Standards in Asia’s Four New Tigers (2007)

A Comparative Perspective by Marvin J. Levine

One CUEPACS affiliate is a member of the MLO. THE THREE FEDERATIONS Unions are required to register, as noted above, and are closely watched to minimize the escalation of labor disputes. While legislations has curbed union activism, ...

Google previewThe Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business (2013)

The Most Up-To-Date and Accessible Guide to Business Ever by Capstone

Assouline, 2001 Affiliate marketing Affiliate marketing is one of the earliest marketing models used on the Internet, championed by companies such as The affiliate is a company that is connected to, or associated with, another ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Marketing (2016)

by Charles Doyle

affiliate directory The categorized listing of affiliate programmes. Affiliate directories are used to find and compare various merchants' programmes. Directories provide simple text listings, but a few offer ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set) (2010)

by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass, Lewis S. Davis

Simulated affiliate sales based on the KC model from Markusen (2002) 1 This...

Google previewDictionary of Marketing Communications (2004)

by Norman A. P. Govoni

affiliate. see. network. affiliate. affiliate marketing in Internet marketing, a Web site that sells products of other Web sites; an agreement between two Web sites whereby one site features an advertisement aimed at driving traffic to the other site.

Google previewThe Advanced Dictionary of Marketing (2008)

Putting Theory to Use by Scott Dacko

local marketing location marketing see place marketing loyalty marketing macromarketing mail marketing see direct marketing many-to-many marketing see affiliate marketing markets-of-one marketing see one-to-one marketing mass ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1976)

Volume 5 - Classical Optimization to Computer Output/Input Microform by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

Thus the regulations prohibit a carrier from discontinuing any regulated communications service and shifting the embellished service to an unregulated data processing affiliate without prior commission authorization upon a showing that the ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

by John Downes, Jordan Elliot Goodman

AFFILIATE 16 AFFILIATE In general: two companies are affiliated when one owns less than a majority of the voting stock of the other, or when both are subsidiaries of a third company. A subsidiary is a company of which more than 50 % of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2014)

by Marcel Danesi

affective behavior category of human behavior basedon feelings, sentiments, and emotions affiliate local radio or television station that is part of a national ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Journalism (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Seeking Stability Air America appeared strong at first, signing about 100 affiliate stations, including outlets in 18 of the 20 largest markets, ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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