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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)

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.

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?"