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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 previewSurvey of Current Business (2004)

affiliate is a U.S. business in which there is foreign direct investment. А person is any individual, corporation, branch, partnership, associated group, association, estate, trust, or other organization, and any government (including any ...

Google previewPerl Medic (2013)

Transforming Legacy Code by Peter Scott

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

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 previewTerrorism and the Constitution (2006)

Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security by David Cole, James Dempsey

Its educational affiliate is the First Amendment Foundation, the original publisher ...

Google previewUnited States code (1947)


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 previewUnited States Code, 2006, V. 6, Title 11, Bankruptcy to Title 12, Banks and Banking, Sections 1-1750jj (2008)

by Bernan

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 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 Advanced Dictionary of Marketing : Putting Theory to Use (2007)

Putting Theory to Use by Scott Dacko

IMPLICATIONS Affiliate marketing provides a firm with a relatively efficient means to promote its offerings in a way where the firm pays for the results obtained. As many marketers view affiliate marketing as an approach that will become ...

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 previewThe New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion to Georgia Literature (2007)

by Hugh Ruppersburg, John C. Inscoe

Georgia Center for the Book is the state affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Based at the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, the Georgia Center provides collaborative support and focus for ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management (2016)

by Lee, In

This indicates that, if a New York State affiliate uses a Web site to refer a New York resident to the online retailer's Web site to make a sale for a fee, the online retailer is considered to ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1L1I1A1T1E1

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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