Definition and Meanings for affiliate

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Affiliate is ranked 10,028 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of affiliate

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of affiliate

ll. adfiliare, affiliare, to adopt as son; ad + filius son: cf. f. affilier

Meaning of affiliate


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
  • 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.
  • to connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
  • 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.

as intransitive verb

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