Definitions for: Affiliate

[n] a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization; "network affiliates"
[n] a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
[v] join in an affiliation; "The two colleges affiliated"
[v] keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"
[v] join in an affiliation; "They affiliated themselves with the organization"

Webster (1913) Definition: Af*fil"i*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affiliated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Affiliating.] [LL. adfiliare, affiliare, to
adopt as son; ad + filius son: cf. F. affilier.]
1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to
bring or receive into close connection; to ally.

Is the soul affiliated to God, or is it estranged
and in rebellion? --I. Taylor.

2. 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. To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.

How do these facts tend to affiliate the faculty of
hearing upon the aboriginal vegetative processes?
--H. Spencer.

4. 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.

Affiliated societies, societies connected with a central
society, or with each other.

Af*fil"i*ate, v. i.
To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as,
they affiliate with no party.

Synonyms: associate, assort, consort

See Also: accompany, ally, associate, companion, company, date, fall in, get together, go out, go steady, interact, join, keep company, organisation, organization, see

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