affiliates Updated for 2021

Updated: June 19, 2021

af·fil·i·ate

 (ə-fĭl′ē-āt′)

v. af·fil·i·at·ed, af·fil·i·at·ing, af·fil·i·ates

v.tr.

1. To adopt or accept as a member, subordinate associate, or branch: The HMO affiliated the clinics last year.

2. To associate (oneself) as a subordinate, subsidiary, employee, or member: affiliated herself with a new law firm.

3. To assign the origin of.

v.intr.

To become closely connected or associated: The two unions voted to Affiliate.

n. (-ē-ĭt, -āt′)

A person, organization, or establishment associated with another as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member: network affiliates.

af·fil′i·a′tion n.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

affiliate

vb

1. (tr; foll by to or with) to receive into close connection or association (with a larger body, group, organization, etc); adopt as a member, branch, etc

2. (foll by with) to associate (oneself) or be associated, esp as a subordinate or subsidiary; bring or come into close connection: he affiliated himself with the Union.

n

a. a person or organization that is affiliated with another

b. (as modifier): an Affiliate member.

[C18: from Medieval Latin affīliātus adopted as a son, from affīlīare, from Latin filius son]

afˌfiliˈation n

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

af•fil•i•ate

(v. əˈfɪl iˌeɪt; n. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
n. v.t.

1. to bring into close association or connection: The center affiliated with the university.

2. to attach or unite on terms of fellowship; associate (usu. fol. by with).

3. to trace the derivation or origin of.

v.i.

4. to associate oneself; be united.

n.

5. a branch organization.

6. a business concern owned or controlled in whole or in part by another concern.

7. an affiliated person; associate.

[1755–65; < Medieval Latin affīliātus, past participle of affīliāre to adopt as a son]

af•fil`i•a′tion, n.

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affiliate

Past participle: affiliated
Gerund: affiliating

ImperativePresentPreteritePresent ContinuousPresent PerfectPast ContinuousPast PerfectFutureFuture PerfectFuture ContinuousPresent Perfect ContinuousFuture Perfect ContinuousPast Perfect ContinuousConditionalPast Conditional

Imperative
affiliate
affiliate
Present
I Affiliate
you Affiliate
he/she/it affiliates
we Affiliate
you Affiliate
they Affiliate
Preterite
I affiliated
you affiliated
he/she/it affiliated
we affiliated
you affiliated
they affiliated
Present Continuous
I am affiliating
you are affiliating
he/she/it is affiliating
we are affiliating
you are affiliating
they are affiliating
Present Perfect
I have affiliated
you have affiliated
he/she/it has affiliated
we have affiliated
you have affiliated
they have affiliated
Past Continuous
I was affiliating
you were affiliating
he/she/it was affiliating
we were affiliating
you were affiliating
they were affiliating
Past Perfect
I had affiliated
you had affiliated
he/she/it had affiliated
we had affiliated
you had affiliated
they had affiliated
Future
I will Affiliate
you will Affiliate
he/she/it will Affiliate
we will Affiliate
you will Affiliate
they will Affiliate
Future Perfect
I will have affiliated
you will have affiliated
he/she/it will have affiliated
we will have affiliated
you will have affiliated
they will have affiliated
Future Continuous
I will be affiliating
you will be affiliating
he/she/it will be affiliating
we will be affiliating
you will be affiliating
they will be affiliating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been affiliating
you have been affiliating
he/she/it has been affiliating
we have been affiliating
you have been affiliating
they have been affiliating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been affiliating
you will have been affiliating
he/she/it will have been affiliating
we will have been affiliating
you will have been affiliating
they will have been affiliating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been affiliating
you had been affiliating
he/she/it had been affiliating
we had been affiliating
you had been affiliating
they had been affiliating
Conditional
I would Affiliate
you would Affiliate
he/she/it would Affiliate
we would Affiliate
you would Affiliate
they would Affiliate
Past Conditional
I would have affiliated
you would have affiliated
he/she/it would have affiliated
we would have affiliated
you would have affiliated
they would have affiliated

Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

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