affiliate

affiliates, affiliating, affiliated
(The noun is pronounced [[t]əfɪ̱liət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]əfɪ̱lieɪt[/t]].)
1) N-COUNT: oft with poss An affiliate is an organization which is officially connected with another, larger organization or is a member of it. [FORMAL]

...twelve companies, including three affiliates of a Texas oil firm...

The World Chess Federation has affiliates in around 120 countries.

2) VERB If an organization affiliates to or with another larger organization, it forms a close connection with the larger organization or becomes a member of it. [FORMAL]

[V to/with n] All youth groups will have to affiliate to the National Youth Agency...

[V to/with n] The Government will not allow the staff association to affiliate with outside unions. [Also V]

3) VERB If a professional person such as a lawyer or doctor affiliates with an organization, they become officially connected with that organization. [mainly AM, FORMAL]

[V with n] He said he wanted to affiliate with a U.S. firm because he needed `expert advice and counsel in legal affairs'.


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  • Affiliate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Affiliate — Af*fil i*ate, v. i. To connect or associate one s self; followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affiliate — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (2) The term affiliate means (A) entity that directly or indirectly owns, controls, or holds with power to vote, 20 percent or more of the outstanding voting securities of the debtor, other than an entity that… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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  • affiliate — [n] organization that is associated with another affil*, associate, branch, offshoot, partner, sibling; concept 381 affiliate [v] associate or be associated with a larger organization ally, amalgamate, annex, associate, band together, combine,… …   New thesaurus

  • Affiliate — (Partner ) Programme bieten Firmen die Möglichkeit, Partner eines großen Internetanbieters (beispielsweise amazon.com) zu werden und dessen Produkte auf der eigenen Website anzubieten und zu verkaufen. Für jeden erfolgreichen Verkauf erhält der… …   Online-Wörterbuch Deutsch-Lexikon

  • affiliate — ► VERB ▪ officially attach or connect to an organization. ► NOUN ▪ an affiliated person or organization. DERIVATIVES affiliation noun affiliative adjective. ORIGIN Latin affiliare adopt as a son …   English terms dictionary

  • affiliate — [ə fil′ē āt΄; ] for n., usually [, ə fil′ēit] vt. affiliated, affiliating [< ML affiliatus, pp. of affiliare, to adopt as a son < L ad , to + filius, son] 1. to take in as a member or branch 2. to connect or associate (oneself) with an… …   English World dictionary

  • affiliate — A business organization that shares some aspect of common ownership or control with another business organization. American Banker Glossary Relationship between two companies when one company owns substantial interest, but less than a majority of …   Financial and business terms

  • affiliate — {{11}}affiliate (adj.) 1858, from AFFILIATE (Cf. affiliate) (v.). {{12}}affiliate (n.) 1846, from AFFILIATE (Cf. affiliate) (v.). {{12}}affiliate (v.) 1761, from L. affiliatus, pp. of affiliare to adopt (see AFFILIATION (Cf. affiliation)).… …   Etymology dictionary

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