Definition of "affiliate" []

  • To adopt or accept as a member, subordinate associate, or branch: The HMO affiliated the clinics last year. (verb-transitive)
  • To associate (oneself) as a subordinate, subsidiary, employee, or member: affiliated herself with a new law firm. (verb-transitive)
  • To assign the origin of. (verb-transitive)
  • To become closely connected or associated: The two unions voted to affiliate. (verb-intransitive)
  • A person, organization, or establishment associated with another as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member: network affiliates. (noun)
  • To receive into close connection or association (with a larger body, group, organization, etc); adopt as a member, branch, etc (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To associate (oneself) or be associated, esp as a subordinate or subsidiary; bring or come into close connection (verb)
  • A person or organization that is affiliated with another (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "affiliate" in a sentence
  • "It comes as no surprise that these "spammers," primarily affiliate marketing sites (the report makes no mention of the term affiliate marketing, by the way), create free-hosted sites and load them up with Google AdSense ads which provide them with revenue each time a user clicks them."
  • "This program holds four tiers of community membership, of which affiliate is third."
  • "So, this affiliate is going after the FauxSnooze viewer demographic?"