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af·?fil·?i·?ate | ?-?fi-l?-??tHow to pronounce affiliate (audio)

affiliated; affiliating

transitive verb

1a : to bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch The medical school is affiliated with a hospital.

b : to associate as a member affiliates herself with the local club

2 : to trace the origin of affiliated Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to earlier plays

intransitive verb

: to connect or associate oneself : combine refused to affiliate with any political party


nounaf·?fil·?i·?ate | ?-?fi-l?-?tHow to pronounce affiliate (audio), -??t

: an affiliated person or organization the network's local affiliates

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Verb Their group does not affiliate itself with any political party. Noun Two of the company's regional affiliates lost money in the past year. our local Humane Society is an affiliate of a national organization

See MoreRecent Examples on the Web: Verb Most who don'taffiliatewith a religion nevertheless believe in some sort of higher power. —CBS News, "CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the Election & Survey Unit," 30 July 2020Canonical research in social psychology showed that fear and anxiety lead people toaffiliatewith those around them. —Time, "How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Opening the Door to Universal Social Policies in the U.S.," 17 June 2020Hotel management company Montage International began providing employees with memberships to One Medical, a service providing virtual and in-office care, which isaffiliatedwith 1Life Healthcare Inc. —Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, "No More Pizza Fridays: Companies Find New Perks for the Remote Worker," 8 June 2020Greater Friendship became the first black church toaffiliatewith the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). —David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "How Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Anchorage made its mark in Alaska and civil rights history," 7 June 2020The group, which isaffiliatedwith a wellness organization founded by Lowenstein called Body Politic, has been a haven for long-haulers. —Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Thousands Who Got COVID-19 in March Are Still Sick," 4 June 2020The protest has also garnered the attention of Black Lives Matter: Houston, which is now officiallyaffiliatedwith the event. —Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Students’ Black Lives Matter protest moves to bigger park in Katy," 3 June 2020One Black Lives Matter t-shirt that does not appear to beaffiliatedwith any racial justice organizations skyrocketed from not registering in the Best Sellers rankings to No. —Washington Post, "The Technology 202: Mark Zuckerberg spoke with civil rights leaders about Trump's posts. It didn't go well.," 1 June 2020Brown said the event, which had been set to end at sunset, or 9:05 p.m., would instead end at 7 p.m. Anything that happens after that, Brown said, is notaffiliatedwith her event. —Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "A weekend of chaos: Indianapolis joins U.S. cities grappling with civil unrest, race relations," 31 May 2020Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Shareholders of Bharti Infratel will own 68.6% of the combined entity, while Vodafone Group Plc, the U.K.-based partner of Vodafone Idea, will own 28.2%, theaffiliateof Bharti Airtel Ltd. said Tuesday in a statement. —P R Sanjai,, "Bharti Infratel Approves Merger With Rival Tower Owner Indus," 1 Sep. 2020In Lake Charles, which was hit hard by the vicious storm, some buildings were left to nothing but scraps of wood, CNNaffiliateWVUE reported. —Christina Maxouris, CNN, "8 million Americans are under a Flash Flood Watch as Tropical Depression Laura treks through Mid-South," 28 Aug. 2020On August 25th Ant Group, the fintechaffiliateof Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce giant, filed for a listing that may raise $30bn in Hong Kong and Shanghai (see article). —The Economist, "Big fish In twenty years, exchanges have gone from clubby firms to huge conglomerates," 27 Aug. 2020Rinehart Surgery Center, anaffiliateof Orlando Health, has opened a 10,000 square foot facility in Lake Mary on the first floor of Orlando Health Medical Pavilion. —Naseem S. Miller,, "Orlando-based EASE App acquired for $25 million," 27 Aug. 2020On June 3, the 4th Court of Appeals overturned the verdict San Antonio jurors awarded real estate analytics firm HouseCanary Inc. in a dispute with home appraisal company Amrock Inc., anaffiliateof Quicken Loans Inc. —Patrick Danner,, "San Antonio appeals court issues revised opinion in case that produced $706M jury verdict," 27 Aug. 2020The billionaire Jack Ma, best known for founding e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, also founded Ant, anaffiliateof Alibaba. —Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "A fintech IPO could be the biggest ever—and it picked China over the U.S. for its debut," 26 Aug. 2020The addition of the popular DIY store is unique considering it’s owned by anaffiliateof Allied Development, which purchased The Shoppes at Parma property last year. —John Benson, cleveland, "The Shoppes at Parma announces new Ace Hardware location," 26 Aug. 2020MKB West Allis LLC, anaffiliateof Skogen's Festival Foods, purchased the building in West Allis earlier this year for $4.5 million, according to state real estate records. —Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Festival Foods plans to give this former West Allis Pick 'n Save site a modern look and new amenities," 25 Aug. 2020

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